Pale to slightly golden in color with a nice apple/pear varietal nose … On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely elegant pear and apple along with some nice vanilla notes. The wine displays some nice creamy texture. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry with crisp acidity. This is a beautiful, varietal, oaked chard, just the way I like them. We paired it with pan fried sea scallops and brussel sprouts and it went perfectly. It was a meal made in heaven or at least by me 🙂 I would give this a 90. Yumm. This wine should keep quite nicely as well 2-5 years would probably be no issue at all. Be sure and serve it not to cold to appreciate it’s complexity.
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750 mL bottle | VINTAGES#: 570952$29.95
Beguiling honey, nectarine & kumquat nuances on striking 2017, gorgeous satin texture, richness from wild ferment in barrel, purity & vivacity enhanced by cool-climate acidity. Score – 94. (Platter’s South African Wine Guide, 2019)
Release Date:July 6, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Elgin, South AfricaBy:Paul Cluver WinesSugar Content:3 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & RichVarietal:Chardonnay