4 ½ Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Rich & robust chardonnay, showing prominent oak mid-2022, 21 (92 pts) has extravagantly layered fruit & spice, with mineral texture & lift. Sweetly ripe citrus with creamy vanilla custard note, should integrate with year/2.
91 pts Tim Atkin MW 2022
Six different sites supply the grapes for this good-value Chardonnay from La Vierge. Fermented in 20% new 500-litre barrels, with half of the wine going on to complete malolactic, this has notes of crème fraîche, cashew and beeswax, layers of fresh lemon and tangerine and a bright, refreshing finish. 2022-28
The profile of this wine is based on the vines planted on a variation of Shale and Clay-based soils. The wine therefore expresses the zip and texture of the clay on the palate and aromatic lime, white floral and stone fruit, mineral character on the nose. Enjoy now or allow to age for maximum result and enjoyment. This wine combines well with seafood and white meat dishes.