2023 Corymbia Chenin Blanc

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Corymbia |Swan Valley |Chenin Blanc
Pinpoint-focused Chenin Blanc from one of the most famous names in WA wine, Rob Mann.
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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Scintillating Chenin Blanc straight out of the West and the hands of Rob & Genevieve Mann.

The knock on WA Chenin Blanc has always been the lack of character and concentration, but that definitely is not the case here. This is a laser beam of apple, quartz, flint and lime. It twist and turns like a knife through the mouth. This will cellar a dream.

It's a top shelf example of Australian Chenin Blanc. Bravo.

95 points
"This is chenin blanc in ultra-fine form."
- Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Swan Valley is one of Australia’s hottest wine regions where we think we make some pretty cool wines, particularly in a vintage like 2023, which avoided the usual heat spikes typical of our hot, dry summers. This meant a vintage of great balance, freshness and drinkability while retaining the potential to age into something even more beautiful in 6-8 years. Only Chenin Blanc can blossom with age which is why we only grow this white variety and nothing else.

We dedicate our single vineyard Swan Valley wines to Rob’s late father and former Australian Test Cricketer Tony “Rocket” Mann. With a lightening arm, Tony was well known to “rocket” the ball in from the outfield to hit middle stump. Aside from cricket, Tony loved wine. An old currant vineyard caught his eye, which he quickly transformed into a Chenin Blanc oasis, with Rob, 31 years ago. The fruit is now dry grown and organically farmed by Rob and Genevieve Mann. In July 2022 we proudly achieved “certified organic” status with ACO Certification Ltd.

The grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed prior to natural fermentation. A portion was fermented & matured in seasoned French oak barriques for 5 months prior to blending and bottling. The wine has a crystalline clarity with aromas of lemon sherbet, honeycomb, jasmine blossom and pear. The palate is full flavored yet restrained with citrus pith and loquats, underpinned by a briny, oyster shell, savory backbone and a soft, dry finish. The wine leaves you gasping for more alongside a bucket full of crispy panko crumbed whiting and tartar sauce. – Rob & Gen Mann

91 Points - "In 2022, I can recall tasting the ‘clean’ component of Corymbia Chenin, which had no extended lees or oak (or something along those lines) and the more worked parcel which was more cheesy and full on. I loved the purity and liveliness of the first sample (the major part of the blend, I believe), and commented that I’d like to see that one bottled ‘as is’. It’s not for me to tell people how they should make their wine, that’s beyond my remit (and expertise), though I thought I’d just mention it all the same. And quite apart from that, I’m hardly any sort of authority on Chenin Blanc! A bit of flinty reductive funk, oyster shells, grapefruit and apples. It’s a little bit tangy and grapefruit/lime pithy, saline and firm in texture, a slightly hard feel to it (as at now), with a quinine-laced finish of good length. Feels like it needs a little more time to settle down, and perhaps flesh out a little, but the makings here are good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95 points - "It's driven by pear, brine, white pepper and apple flavours, though there's an aspect of cooling herbs as well. This is a tasty little number, and a sophisticated one. It pushes salt, brine and mineral notes into pure, pulpy fruit, the net effect both moreish and wonderfully food friendly. This is chenin blanc in ultra-fine form." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    Rhys J.
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    3 days ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Fabulous wine

    Fantastic, textural Chenin Blanc that is such great buying. Orchard fruits and citrus mingle with a lovely mouthfeel and chalky, grippy finish. I'd go through 12 of this in no time. I'm trying to limit the perfect scores I give out but this came close for sheer value.

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    Sharon D.
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    3 weeks ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Surprising

    According to wiki “ Chenin blanc is France's answer to the German Riesling”, permitting the winemaker do his own conjuring, producing a surprisingly delightful well balanced result.

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    Nigel C.
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    6 months ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing Chenin Blanc

    Another example of why people need to drink more Chenin Blanc

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