Sterhuis Astra 2007
By Christian Eedes, 30 November 2011
The maiden vintage 2006 of this Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc blend from Johan Kruger of Sterhuis in Bottelary famously rated 5 Stars in the 2009 edition of Platter’s. The 2007 is delicious right now although I suspect at its peak. Leesy, nutty and even earthy notes on the nose before a palate that shows a wide range of flavour: lime, lemon, peach and apricot. Rich and broad in structure balanced by tangy acidity. Score: 16.5/20.