Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Category: White wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: South Africa
Format: 750 mL
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.
At first taste there was no fruit just Oak spice, but after 30 min it just opened up to a good Chard
Description: Bright light to medium gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This complex wine features medium toasted oak, oak spice, lemon tart, pineapple, dill, green apples, peach, ginger, dill and a hint of caramel. Medium+ body with good acidity and a fairly long length.
Interesting Point: Needs to decant for 30 min to bring out the fruit. Both the cool climate and Montrachet style glassware work, just both very different.
Drink now or in the next 2 years on its own or pair it with Tai Pai Chicken.
Tasted: 6 Aug 2014
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10 Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+