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South Africa,

Eikendal

Eikendal Chardonnay 2016

Eikendal Chardonnay 2016 4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Tasting Notes

Nov 2018
This wine is all about vibrancy and freshness with new oak influence held in check at 15% new, the rest used 500 liter barrels, helping add a touch of roundness to the texture without detracting from the wine’s fruit purity. The nose is very clean and focused with notes of citrus, apple and pear fruit backed with mineral notes aromatically. The palate is lively and clean, but with engaging depth of flavor and intensity and a light creamy texture, while a bead of acidity drives this to a pure, mineral etched finish with some citrus/tangerine notes pushing up through on the back end. This has captivating fruit purity and drive with a lovely textural feel that speaks of impeccable pedigree.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

4 ½ Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Natural ferment in 500L Burgundy barrels on lees of previous vintage, perfumed & persistent 16 has incredible umami depth & creaminess around flinty mineral core, top notes provided by bright, very pure citrus fruit. From Stellenbosch and Elgin.
95 pts 2017 Prescient Chardonnay Report - Top Performer
Fermentation started in tank and finished in barrel. Matured for 14 months in 500-litre barrels, 15% new. Intriguing aromatics of citrus, green apple, fynbos and earth. The palate displays excellent composure – pure, fresh and pithy. An elegant and wonderfully detailed wine.
90 pts Vinous/Neil Martin Aug 2018
The 2016 Chardonnay, 15% aged in new oak, has a crisp, focused bouquet of Golden Delicious apple, pear and light yellow flower aromas. The fresh, lively palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and leads to a nicely poised finish of tangerine and nectarine. Give it a year in bottle just to unwind a little.



Winemaker Notes

The Eikendal Chardonnay 2016 is a serious and elegantly crafted wine. On the nose it has subtle oak aromas, and prominent lemon, honeysuckle and pear flavours, with lovely, crisp mineral notes. The fruit flavours follow through on to the palate, with a rich and generous citrus finish. The Chardonnay has a great mouth feel, and long, lingering aftertaste.The fine complexity added by oak maturation has created a wine of distinction.


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Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

13% alcohol by volume

$21.99

13386

Chardonnay


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