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Chamonix, Chardonnay Reserve, Franschhoek, 2015

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A 2017 Platter Wine Guide 5 star winner, again confirming this as one of the Cape’s top Chardonnays. From vines at 400-500m up, the fruit is all barrel-fermented and then 20% goes into Nomblot concrete eggs. Platter’s note: "Natural ferment & judicious maturation (majority in 70% new oak, 20% concrete ‘egg’) allows alluring fruit purity to hold sway in 15 (*****). Balanced & restrained…with oatmeal & citrus interplay, taut mineral core".

Chamonix, Chardonnay Reserve, Franschhoek, 2013

Product Code: CHX715

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Dry

Rated 1 out of 5
Dry > Sweet
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Region: Franschhoek
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Colour: White
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 13.5%
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So open - that expensive vanilla scent of smart oak barrels alongside apple and ripe melon - but in the mouth more restrained. Mid weight, with a subtle hint of orange peel, this is polished and will keep very well. Now-2022.

"Alluring lemon butter, green apple, buttered toast and subtle crème brûlée characters meld together elegantly on the palate. It is fresh and linear with classy acidity in a tightly wound, unyielding style. 92/100", Decanter magazine, April 2017

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