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South Africa, Franschhoek


Chamonix Chardonnay 2017

Chamonix Chardonnay 2017 4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

90 pts Vinous/Neil Martin Aug 2018
The 2017 Chardonnay was matured 30% in new French oak and the rest in second-fill barrels for 12 months instead of 14 months. It has a fragrant, quite powerful bouquet of yellow plum, nectarine, light almond and a touch of vanilla emerging with time. The palate is slightly viscous on the entry, edging toward a more buttery style of Chardonnay that feels a little worked, and yet there is no doubting it is a delicious wine with a smooth, crowd-pleasing finish. Not an intellectual Chardonnay, but I guarantee you will finish the bottle.
4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Younger vineyards than reserve, less oak, less new, still well-crafted, wild ferment, barreled 12 months 17 (93 pts) a delight, oozes personality; lemon/lime intensity, melba toast a brightly fresh finish, almost in its fruit/acid juxtaposition.

Winemaker Notes

Our Chamonix Chardonnay is released in the first year after the harvest. The wine shows bright straw yellow colours with golden highlights and ample aromas in scents that recall tropical fruits and grapefruit, mingling with hints of oatmeal, caramel and nutmeg. Medium-bodied with richly complex flavours of fruit. The wine is balanced and supported by a touch of light oak, carrying through till to the last sip.
It should reach its prime in about 5 years from release.

Chemical Analysis




13.5% alcohol by volume




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