Friday, November 01, 2019

MENU’s Wine of the Week is Groot Constantia 2018 Chardonnay

This impressive wine won the Chardonnay Trophy and the Top Scoring Wine Grand Prix Award – in other words the best wine on show at the 2019 Michelangelo Awards. We tasted it at the public tasting at the Cullinan hotel this week and were so impressed. The 2015 Groot Constantia Chardonnay was judged as the Best in the World at the Chardonnay Du Monde Competition

There is a hint of wood smoke on the nose, then that classic buttery Chardonnay style comes to the fore. Would it show as well on the palate you wonder? Would it just! Round, full and buttery, with crisp minerality and a little chalk. Lemon, lime flavours linger, with a nutty edge. One wants to drink this with food immediately. Right at the end, wood hints but just as a buffer. It shows meticulous attention to detail by the winemaker Boela Gerber. Another sip, just another sip.... Fill up the glass…

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