Brookdale Chenin Blanc Single Vineyard 2020 is definitely on my table  to celebrate #DrinkChenin Day on Friday 17 June, having just made history scoring gold in the 2022 Decanter Awards, the world’s largest and most influential wine competition.

It was one of four South African Chenin Blancs to qualify for gold by scoring 95 in the prestigious international competition. It was also the highest scoring white wine from the Paarl region, as tasted by Decanter this year.

The champ


Brookdale Chenin Blanc is widely recognised for its flavour, nuanced character and precise equilibrium. Under the gentle hand of winemaker Kiara Scott, the wine has enjoyed the benefit of a minimal intervention approach to winemaking that results in a unique combination of character and elegance in the glass.

The wine is delicious– packed with white fruit so apparent on the nose and fulfilled on the palate. The well controlled acids supporting all this lovely fruit are aided by a distinct minerality—so beguiling, very fresh. Available in limited quantities (only 4000 bottles) at R295 at the cellar. Get it while it lasts at fine wine stores.





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Brookdale wines are for sale at leading wine merchants in Cape Town and Johannesburg and may be ordered from the estate for delivery countrywide: