Wednesday, August 23, 2017

MENU's Wine of the Week. Restless River Chardonnay 2015

When one is near the end of two tastings in the same day, having tasted over 60 wines, many of which were young and somewhat tannic, sometimes quite acidic, it takes a very special wine to blow the cobwebs out of one’s mind and delight the palate
Craig and Anne Wessels’ Restless River Chardonnay from the Hemel en Aarde valley has impressed many of the best critics and was scored 96/100 by British critic Tim Atkin and 95 by Jamie Goode. The 2015 is in perfect balance. A subtle but intense mineral base supports delicious citrus fruit in perfect balance. It is barrel fermented but the wood does not overpower the fruit; again, a perfect balance
The 2015 we tasted was an unlabelled pre-release sample; the photograph shows the 2014

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