Read Decanter's tasting note for De Wetshof Estate, Bateleur Chardonnay, Robertson, South Africa 2009, from a single site vineyard, this wine can age well.
De Wetshof Estate, Bateleur Chardonnay, Robertson, South Africa 2009
One of the country’s iconic white wines and proof positive that SA Chardonnay can age. Of course it helps that this superbly sited single vineyard has no lack of underlying limestone resulting in low pHs and life giving acidity. Extraordinary breadth and depth.
Wet stones on the nose and palate with lanolin texture, bone dry, cashew and pear fruit. Then savoury, sappy and lean with umami notes, structure and acidity. The complete package.
Taster John Stimpfig
Tasted in South Africa in September 2015.