2015 Excelsior Chardonnay
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 97% Chardonnay & 3% Viognier
State or country: South Africa
Cases produced: 10,000
KWG Score: 87.3 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)
Review date: November 13, 2016
Wine Review: This fruity and fresh South African Chardonnay is straw colored with a tinge of green, with a bouquet of peach, pineapple and wet stone. On the palate, it is smooth, medium body, slightly creamy and displays bright acidity. Its flavors profile is a tart lemon and green apple blend with integrated minerality and a hint of vanilla oak. It closes with a lingering tasty finish with citrus notes. This very good value Chard is a good picnic wine to serve with cold fried chicken. - Mark
Winemaker Notes: This crisp, mouthwatering bottling is a blend of Excelsior’s three best Chardonnay blocks. It displays lively flavors of green apple, citrus, and pineapple on a full, creamy palate. Traces of peach, orange blossom and delicate toasty notes combine with a mineral edge to round out this versatile everyday sipper, a consistent crowd pleaser.
Organic status: not organic
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