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Chamonix, Chardonnay Reserve, Franschhoek, 2016

Chamonix, Chardonnay Reserve, Franschhoek, 2016

Barrel fermented and aged for 14 months, with 20% matured in expensive Nomblot eggs. In its youth this appeared lighter - the actual alcohol is just 12.6% - than past vintages, but it has now opened up beautifully with flavours of cream, lime,... Read More

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ColourWhite

RegionFranschhoek

GrowerChamonix

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2016

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCHX716

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Chamonix

Chamonix Franschhoek, South Africa Chamonix owns vineyards above the town running from 380 to 600 metres in altitude, planted from 1998. Under the winemaking since 2001 of the youthful-looking Gottfried Mocke the wines got better and better, and in his latter vintages he steered the style of the wines here away from concentration and power and more towards elegance, finesse and...

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world. Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who say they...

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Chamonix, Chardonnay Reserve, Franschhoek, 2016

Barrel fermented and aged for 14 months, with 20% matured in expensive Nomblot eggs. In its youth this appeared lighter - the actual alcohol is just 12.6% - than past vintages, but it has now opened up beautifully with flavours of cream, lime, stone fruit and buttery toast. Now-2022

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