Read Decanter's tasting note for Sumaridge Estate, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa 2010 with pear, butter, oatmeal and savoury flavours.

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Points 93
Drink:2015-2022

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Sumaridge Estate, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa 2010

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Sumaridge, Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa 2010

From the cool and southerly Hemel-en-Aarde comes another classical and elegant Cape Chardonnay with exquisite drinkability and staying power. Ex H-R winemaker Gavin Patterson. Exposed site the vines are grown on decomposed granite, clay-loam and quartz.

Whilst not wishing to disrespect either appellation, this Hemel en Aarde Chardonnay is reminiscent of a good Puligny Montrachet. Even after five years, there’s exceptional freshness and vibrancy, with pear, butter, oatmeal and savoury flavours.  Again, wonderful minerality, elegance, texture and ripeness.

Alc 13.87%

Taster John Stimpfig

Tasted in South Africa in September 2015.