- Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2011 Product #27160 (In Stock)
This great value Chardonnay opens with a classic, Burgundian nose - savory, smoky, and a hint of sophisticated oak. Just-ripe fruit peaks out after a swirl or two: golden apple, a bit of pear. On the palate, what stands out the most is what doesn't stand out. All the elements are balanced and of a piece. Ripe orchard fruits, nice, creamy weight, and a clean finish with a hint of a savory, leesy element that makes you want to reach for something to eat.
In keeping with the winery's focus on biodiversity and green agriculture, the wine is barrel fermented in a selection of all French oak barrels of varying ages with 100% wild yeast. Some barrel rolling and lees stirring and limited malolactic fermentation keeps the buttery flavors savory and compelling rather than cloying.
"Ripe, juicy and well-cut, offering creamed Jonagold apple, dried pineapple and Cavaillon melon notes lined with warm phyllo dough and toasted hazelnut accents. Juicy finish. Drink now."Wine Spectator 90 points
- De Morgenzon DMZ Chardonnay 2012 Product #26468 (In Stock)
An extraordinary wine from a 400 year-old South African estate that pipes baroque music through the vineyards all day to keep the grapes happy! Rare to find barrel fermented Chardonnay with such class and grace at this price point. The Wine Spectator 89 point review for the 2011 remains spot on for the just released 2012! "A very fresh, juicy style, with tasty pear and yellow apple fruit enlivened with a honeysuckle streak on the finish. Deliciously uncomplicated."