Hartenberg The Eleanor Chardonnay 2018
By Christian Eedes, 25 March 2022
The Eleanor from Hartenberg in Stellenbosch has long been one of the most consistent top-end examples of Chardonnay around, and the current-release 2018 delivers the goods once again. Matured for 12 months in 228-litre barrels of which 50% were new, the nose shows struck match, citrus and a little leesy complexity while the palate has good depth of fruit to go with driving acidity before a super-dry finish. Nicely judged in what was generally considered a challenging year. Price: R475 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 93/100.
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