2014 Bartinney Chardonnay "Stellenbosch"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stellenbosch"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
State or country: South Africa
Cases produced: 830
KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: March 4, 2016
Wine Review: This dark straw colored Chardonnay opens with a pleasant pear bouquet with a hint of pineapple. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely acidic and bright. The flavor profile is a mineral infused green apple and pear with notes of new oak and a hint of pineapple. The finish is dry and its acidity lingers and lasts long after the wine is gone. This South African Chard is exclusively found at Legal Sea Foods. It would pair nicely with their baked stuffed shrimp casserole. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: This elegant Chardonnay displays a bouquet of lifted apricot blossom, lemon and suggestions of vanilla and oak. The palate shows prominent pineapple and ripe pear characters, interlaced with a chalky acidity. This wine is creamy and nutty with a soft refined palate that finishes with great intensity.
Organic status: not organic
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