Kershaw, Deconstructed Lake District Bokkeveld Shale CY95 Chardonnay 2018 Bottle size: 750mlSouth Africa, Elgin
'Full-fruited, ripely intense 2018, the citrus deepened by an earthy-stony note. Cutting finesse & notably bright acidity makes for a forceful attack in youth, but there is promise of substantial complexity & elegance to come. Also in magnum.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)
'Generally the most opulent and forward of the Kershaw Chardonnays - a style that's enhanced by the high fructose levels of the 2018 vintage - this has sweet, aromatic stone fruit flavours, a hint of coconut spice and a textured, supple finish. Ripe and well made with stylish oak. Drink 2019-23.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 93/100
'Sourced from a parcel in the western part of Elgin the 95 clone is known for its excellent quality creating wines that are aromatic, fuller bodied and rich yet tightly structured, well–balanced with length of flavour, managing to show restraint and mouth-watering passivity with a great line through the palate and fruit veering towards white peach flesh and nectarine. The Bokkeveld Shale brings amplified perfume on the nose and persistence and elegance to the palate.' – Richard Kershaw, Winemaker
|Blend information||100% Chardonnay made from Dijon clone CY95|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
|Producer information||Master of Wine and award-winning Elgin based winemaker, Richard Kershaw has one of the most unique approaches to winemaking in the Cape. He focuses on clonal selection and meticulously sources grapes from small parcels. Working with what is best suited to Elgin, Richard started with Chardonnay but soon branched out to Syrah and Pinot Noir. Formerly with Kanu and Mulderbosch, British-born Richard has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all matters vinous. His wines are produced in small quantities, they are refined and elegant, often described as ethereal.|
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