The Bees Knees

Off to South Africa and the Western Cape for my next wine, a blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier. A bottle with an attractive label and unusual name using the idiom the ‘Bees Knees’ and made by the renowned ‘Gabb Family’ but does the wine live up to its catchy name? which refers to something of excellence and high quality?

Bees Knees 2021

Bees Knees Chenin Blanc / Viognier

Loving the look of the bottle, very eye-catching, inside we have an interesting blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier. Sticking my nose in the glass there was a fairly muted nose but I did detect something floral, with lemons, and the merest hint of pineapple. On first taste, this was very dry, with lots of citrus flavours, lemons, green apples along with tangerine and pear followed by tropical fruits including pineapple, and honeydew melon. With a name like ‘Bees Knees,’ there had to be some honey and to be fair, there was, along with some acidity to keep it fresh tasting.

So, overall a decent enough wine, maybe falling slightly short of excellence and high quality the idiom portrays but enjoyable enough

Bees Knees Laithwaites £10.99 (£9.99 with mixed 12)

My cork rating
My rating 7/10 Corks
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