Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2017
By Christian Eedes, 8 January 2020
The three wards of Hemel-en-Aarde have a high reputation for Chardonnay when it comes to white wine and Missionvale from Bouchard Finlayson is as prestigious an example as any.
The current-release 2017 was matured for nine months in French oak, 30% new. The nose shows citrus and plenty of leesy character while the palate is rich and round, smooth in texture, the acidity quite gentle. Well balanced and possessing layers of flavour, this is as stately as you might expect. Price: R275 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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