Hartenberg Chardonnay 2017
By Christian Eedes, 17 February 2020
Life’s not all bad when you can buy the excellent Chardonnay 2017 from Stellenbosch property Hartenberg from the local Kwikspar for R157.99 a bottle.
Matured for 11 months in French oak, of which 20% was new, this is an archetypal example of the variety. Citrus is the obvious aromatic but also notes of blossom, struck-match reduction, some waxiness, vanilla and spice. The palate, meanwhile, has both heft and verve – a solid core of fruit matched by fresh acidity. What you get when vineyard, vinology and vintage all come together for good.
CE’s rating: 93/100.
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