In Jefford on Monday, Andrew Jefford highlights Chardonnay as a grape that has travelled well since the 1970s.
In the article he talks specifically about South African Chardonnay’s commenting, “Chardonnay, often now vinified without acid adjustment, sings in many of these places, producing balanced and drinkable wines which have completed their phenolic journey in evident serenity”.
He goes on to award 90 points to the Meerlust Chardonnay 2013 and writes,
“Grown at low altitude (70-85 metres) and close to the sea yet in a much warmer site than the Cape Point Chardonnay, this is certainly the softest, gentlest and most languid of the wines cited here, but I love its Meursault-like generosity and the wealth and width of its mid-palate”.
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