Jackson Family Estate, Capensis, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2013

Score

94
  • Drink: 2016-2026
  • Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Manufacturer:

Jackson Family Estate

Read Decanter's tasting note for Jackson Family Estate, Capensis, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2013: the first South African wine from the California Jackson Family Estate.

Jackson Family Estate, Capensis, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2013

This is Jackson Family Estate‘s first foray into South Africa – and what a debut by winemaker Graham Weerts and vineyard manager Rosa Kruger who sourced the fruit from exceptional sites in Stellenbosch, Overberg and Robertson.

The wine carries the 55% new French oak with ease to reveal a profoundly complex Chardonnay with heft, depth and well-judged acidity. Stone fruits, pear, herbs, lees and hay notes and long saline finish, make this a very complete and complex effort. A star in the making.

Taster John Stimpfig

Tasted in South Africa in September 2015.