Elgin Ridge Chaos White 2017
By Christian Eedes, 5 April 2018
The Chaos White 2017 from Elgin Ridge won silver at the recent Wine Label Design Awards, design done by winemaker Kosie van der Merwe.
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, winemaking involved some skin contact before maturation in older oak. On the nose, naartjie, peach and cut apple plus hints of dried herbs and marzipan. The palate is rich and full with tangy acidity – plenty of flavour with some peppery bite to the finish. The 2017 is sold out but the 2018 is available for pre- order at R350 per 500ml bottle.
Editor’s rating: 92/100.
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