Teddy Hall's Chenin Blanc Auction Reserve 2007 - "one of the best wines he's ever produced"
03 October 2008 by Teddy Hall
At the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held on Saturday, 27 September, the Teddy Hall Chenin Blanc Auction Reserve sold at the second highest average price for a white wine.
The average price of this wine was R447 per 750ml, reaching a high of R483 per 750ml.
All the CWG wines were submitted for blind tastings to both Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar and Wine Spectator in New York with the Teddy Hall Chenin Blanc Auction Reserve 2007 achieving 91 and 92 respectively.
Michael Fridjhon, well known South African wine expert, had the following to say: "I thought Teddy Hall's Chenin Blanc Auction Reserve 2007 was one of the best wines he's ever produced. Intense, but not overly dependent on the botrytis character that has long been a feature of his Chenins, it is further proof that South Africa offers world class white wines."
"I had a very successful 2008 harvest. The wooded Chenin is the best I ever produced and Syrah has purity of fruit I never achieved before. Next year will see the release of these two wines as well as a Blanc de Blanc Méthode Cap Classique (my version of what a Blanc de Blanc vintage Champagne should be) and a Noble Late Harvest," says a very proud Teddy Hall.
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