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2015 Buitenverwachting Chardonnay "Bayten"

2015 Buitenverwachting Chardonnay "Bayten"

Winery: Buitenverwachting

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bayten"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Constantia

State or country: South Africa

Price: $20

Cases produced: 217

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 20, 2017

Wine Review: This dark yellow colored Chardonnay from South Africa opens with a very fragrant oak forward bouquet with notes of pear and apple. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and rather acidic. The flavor profile is a very oak influenced wine with notes of apple and pear. There are hints of minerality and lemon as well. While some readers will really like this Chard. Others may not, because of the up-front oak. The finish is dry and its flavors and some acidity linger for a bit. I would pair this rich Chard with a lobster bisque. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Packed with rich aromas and flavors of citrus marmalade, figs and grilled nuts with subtle hints of butterscotch and spice, this powerful yet elegant bottling is reminiscent of Meursault. Beautiful floral notes and smoky, complex minerality add to this lovely Chardonnay's intrigue.

Organic status: not organic

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