Thelema Sutherland Chardonnay 2018

Tasting Notes

Winery: Thelema
Varietal: Chardonnay
SKU: THESUTCHA2018 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Thelema Sutherland Chardonnay 2018



4 Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Lemon cream biscuit & buttered toast, 18 (89 pts) wears its oaking with pride (fermented/10 months in seasoned wood), the citrus core keeping it fresh & lively. Delicious food wine.


Winemag.co.za 2020 Prescient Chardonnay Report

Top 10

Matured for 10 months in French oak, 25% new. A rather pronounced note of flinty reduction before lime and lemon and some yeasty character. The palate shows tremendous fruit concentration to go with vibrant acidity while the finish is long and salty. Most flavourful and assertive.

Winemaker Notes

A warm, dry vintage with a late start, resulted in smaller tonnage but yielding balanced, well structured wines with lovely intensity.

Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 228 L French oak barrels. The wine spends 10 months on its gross fermentation lees, with the lees being stirred on a regular basis.

This wine shows pure citrus fruit, creamy oak and a touch of savouriness on the palate with a lovely fresh finish. Showing surprising complexity for such a young wine and will age gracefully.

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