4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
From diverse blocks, clones, farms & areas, 18 (94 pts) is ‘purist ever’ believes cellarmaster. Also very complex (wine & vinification), from citrus & minerality to subtle hazelnut kiss from year in French oak (15% new) on the lees of up to 4 previous vintages.
The Eikendal Chardonnay is a serious and elegantly crafted wine. On the nose it has subtle oak aromas, and prominent lemon, honeysuckle and pear flavours, with lovely, crisp mineral notes. The fruit flavours follow through on to the palate, with a rich and generous citrus finish. The Chardonnay has a great mouth feel, and long, lingering aftertaste.The fine complexity added by oak maturation has created a wine of distinction.
The Chardonnay 2018 has notes of orange peel and perfume with a freshness, and tightness on the palate. A mineral core with
strong acidity driving this wines. Small complexities with all its secrets still close to its chest.