David Finlayson Chardonnay 2022

Tasting Notes

Winery: David Finlayson
Varietal: Chardonnay
SKU: DAVCHA2022 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Food Accompaniments: The ideal accompaniment to foods such as paella, quail and pork.
David Finlayson Chardonnay 2022


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4 ½ Stars 2024 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Harvesting at different ripeness levels ensures freshness & balance in 22 (91 pts). Still rich & elegant, with similar vilifications to previous: ferment in mostly seasoned barrels, partly with wild yeast. Vibrant citrus & honeysuckle nuances, creamy shortbread substrate from lees contact.

Winemaker Notes

This is the fifteenth vintage of our Chardonnay. The wine is made from five different vineyards. As with previous vintages, the wine shows an elegant minerality with lime-citrus, sourdough and cinnamon flavours. The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good aging potential. A floral note of wild, white flowers such as frangipani and almond blossom is obvious on the front of the nose and follows through the palate. Likened by many to the flavours found in cooler Burgundian and Chablis sites, the focus here is to make elegant wines, this wine is 100% Chardonnay.

Cool, Dry vintage, grapes very healthy condition. Hand-picked Chardonnay grapes, from 4 blocks with sugars from 22° -25 °Balling, to ensure a variety and complex blend of potential flavours. Barrel fermented with partial pure yeast strain inoculation and some with natural yeasts. A 30 % portion was allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. The wine was stirred twice during “elevage” in barrel to create a creamy, harmonious blend between wood and grape flavours. Fined with bentonite and vegecol making this wine vegan-friendly Crossflow filtered and bottled under screwcap to ensure quality.


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1 review for David Finlayson Chardonnay 2022

  1. Debe Judah

    We had this wine while on vacation at a wonderful restaurant in Rockford, Illinois & fell in love with it. We’ve been searching for it ever since! None of our local stores carry it, & at the time, it was not available online. Anxious for our shipment!

    • Libby G

      Libby G

      So glad to hear you enjoyed it, its a good one, thanks for the order!

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