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2015 De Morgenzon Chardonnay "Reserve"

Winery: De Morgenzon

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $35

Cases produced: 100

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: April 28, 2017

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from South Africa is for fans of rich-styled wines. It opens with a fragrant and inviting pineapple and oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic, rich and juicy. The flavor profile is a new oak influenced pineapple with notes of Bartlett pear and nicely integrated minerality. The finish is dry and its flavors and pleasant acidity linger and last for quite some time. I would drink this hearty Chard on its own. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: An opulent golden color with green hues, this Chardonnay displays aromas of toasted brioche with zesty marmalade. A backbone of lime and lemongrass with floral notes of honeysuckle and frangipani come through on the palate which segues to a lingering, rich vanilla and a creamy almond finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell De Morgenzon 2015 Reserve Chardonnay.

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