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South Africa, Stellenbosch region

Meerlust

Meerlust Chardonnay 2014

Meerlust Chardonnay 2014 perfect balancing act between the Old World and New World

Tasting Notes

1/4/17
This is less oxidative and shows more freshness than previous vintages, without losing focus of the house style that has made this a favorite for many lovers of Meerlust Chardonnay. Always playing a balancing act between Old World and New World this has an intriguing whiff of toast and light vanilla upfront on opening along with blanched almonds and a slight honeyed edge to the pear fruit on the nose. The palate is medium fuller bodied and silky textured with good freshness and vibrancy to the white orchard tree fruit cut with a citric edge. Showing a Burgundian slant with harmonious oak/fruit integration, an undercurrent of acidity gives this good drive and length. This is drinking spot on as we speak and should drink beautifully over the next couple of years. We like the new approach with more vibrancy in the palate.


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts Wine Enthusiast 'Editors' Choice' May 2017
This wine shows superb balance between ripe fruit tones, attractive oak influence and natural freshness. It leads with scents of lightly toasted nuts, orange cream, freshly dried grass and yellow flowers. The medium-weight palate offers decadent flavors of toasted apple skin and brioche, with orange-flavored acidity that lift's the wine's richness. An evolving finish seals the deal. Drink now–2020.



Winemaker Notes

Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity. The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

13% alcohol by volume

$19.99

12795

Chardonnay


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