2016 Chardonnay Bouchard Finlayson
|Origin||South Africa, Stellenbosch|
The 2016 Kaaimansgat/Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay comes from purchased fruit, barrel-fermented for eight months with a new French oak complement of 20%. It has a reserved bouquet that demands encouragement to bring out the waxy, apple blossom scents from the glass. The palate is nicely balanced and the oak prudently used, imparting just a light creamy texture. Hints of black currant leaf and orange peel furnish the well balanced finish. Enjoy this over the next five or six years. Drinking range: 2018 - 2024 Rating: 89 Neal Martin, vinous.com (Aug 2018)
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Deliciously complex with fresh crisp fruit flavours. Gooseberry, sweet melon, Jasmine and rose petal all combine to build on layers of this taste discovery. The nutty and creamy components will enhance the development of the taste profile to allow for added interest as the wine matures! A great finish with loads of ageing potential.Winemaker's notes(Apr 2018)
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