De Morgenzon, Reserve Chardonnay 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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DeMorgenzon_ReserveChardonnay_750ml_2018
R440

Critic Score

96
TA

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Tasting notes:
'2018 was a very good vintage for Chardonnay in Stellenbosch, as long as you got your picking dates right. Taut, mineral and refined, with subtle, vanilla-scented oak, racy acidity and layers of citrus and stone fruit, this is one of the best Reserve bottlings I've had yet from DeMorgenzon. Drink 2019-25.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 96/100

'Restrained creamed corn and baked yellow apple aromatics. The palate is super juicy, plush and expressive with lots of well-judged sweet vanilla oak and tangy citrus fruit. Very good now and on the way to being better.' – Decanter World Wine Awards, Gold Medal, 95/100

'The 2018 Reserve Chardonnay was hand-picked and whole-bunch-pressed, then matured in French barrels, 30% new and the rest used. It has a stunning bouquet of yellow plum, citrus peel and orange blossom aromas that are seamlessly enmeshed with the oak. The palate is very well balanced, displaying orange zest and quince notes on the entry, a killer line of acidity and a very precise and persistent finish that lingers long in the mouth. I am not sure winemaker Carl van der Merwe has ever made a Chardonnay as good as this.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 95/100

Alc: 13.8% | RS: 3.3 g/L | TA: 5.9 g/L | PH: 3.35

About De Morgenzon:
DeMorgenzon was originally a section of Uiterwyk, one of the oldest farms in South Africa. It was purchased in 2003 by Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum who intricately studied the land and climate in order to establish the best varietal blocks and vineyards. De Morgenzon means ‘the morning sun,’ since its location of 200m to 400m above sea level, is the first to see the rising sun. The 224 acre property is known for its beautiful gardens and wildflowers which grow between the vineyards. De Morgenzon is firmly entrenched as one of the best Stellenbosch producers of Chenin Blanc. Their De Morgenzon Reserve, with its many ‘best in class’ awards, attests to this. However, it is their ultra-premium The Divas Chenin Blanc that raises the bar.
More Information
Alcohol 13.8%
Technical analysis RS: 3.3 g/L | TA: 5.9 g/L | PH: 3.35
Variety Chardonnay
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Rating TA 96
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Producer information DeMorgenzon was originally a section of Uiterwyk, one of the oldest farms in South Africa. It was purchased in 2003 by Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum who intricately studied the land and climate in order to establish the best varietal blocks and vineyards. De Morgenzon means 'the morning sun,' since its location of 200m to 400m above sea level, is the first to see the rising sun. The 224 acre property is known for its beautiful gardens and wildflowers which grow between the vineyards. De Morgenzon is firmly entrenched as one of the best Stellenbosch producers of Chenin Blanc. Their De Morgenzon Reserve, with its many 'best in class' awards, attests to this. However, it is their ultra-premium The Divas Chenin Blanc that raises the bar.
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