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South Africa, Stellenbosch


Edgebaston David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2018

David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2018 92 pts Wine Spectator

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts Wine Spectator Web Only - 2020
This shows slight oxidative notes, with hints of paraffin and marzipan that quickly dissipate, while spice and floral details frame the core of yellow apple and melon flavors. Vibrant acidity takes over, bringing focus and precision, while sea salt accents mark the long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2027. 200 cases made, 80 cases imported.

Winemaker Notes

This is a combination of grapes from the second oldest vineyard of Chenin Blanc in South Africa, planted in 1947, and another 56 year old bushvine vineyard. The wine was made with the absolute minimum intervention and to allow the old vines to express the true flavours of the site and variety with as gentle a human touch as possible. The wine has an unmistakable minerality and the salty, Umami flavour on the palate that can only be found when vines have struggled for decades to make their mark in the soil. This wine signifies something truly special to me as a winemaker and is part of my journey in life and wine in South Africa, hence the name, Camino Africana, “The African Way.”

Chemical Analysis




Alcohol: 13.22%
Total Acid: 5.6 g/l
Free/Total Sulfur: 13/129 mg/l
pH: 3.34
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l



Chenin Blanc

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