Meerlust Chardonnay 2017
|Region||South Africa, Stellenbosch|
Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity. The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish. Pairs well with grilled fish, white and red meat.
The 2017 Chardonnay was matured for 10 months in 50% new and 50% second-fill barrels. It has a tightly wound bouquet of light green apple and freshly sliced pear. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity and slightly viscous in texture. Nectarine and guava emerge toward the smooth and quite sensual finish. Enjoy this over the next three or four years.