Slightly golden in color with a nice varietal apple/pear nose. On the mid palate this is a smooth well made chard, with apple and pear to match the nose. The wine is more of a gently oaked style with some more subtle vanilla coming through. On the medium length finish the wine has some nice creamyness to it, and it’s nice and dry. A super food friendly chard with some nice mouth grip.. I would give it an 88 or so … quite nice.
From the LCBO web site Check stock:
Rustenberg Chardonnay 2016 — VINTAGES#: 598631
STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich
Very enticing, with yellow apple, shortbread, macadamia nut and lemon curd flavors carried by fresh acidity and backed by judicious toast on the finish. Drink now through 2019. Score – 90. (James Molesworth, winespectator.com, June 30, 2018) $19.95
Release Date:August 18, 2018
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Stellenbosch, South Africa By: Rustenberg Wines Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry
From the winery’s web site:
Rustenberg is a well-known producer of high quality Chardonnays and the Stellenbosch Chardonnay embodies our house style.
A traditionally made, barrel fermented Chardonnay, the Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay is a combination of complexing factors from the vineyard, wild yeast and careful barrel age, aiming for balance and expression in each vintage.