Paul Cluver, Estate Chardonnay 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
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SKU
PaulCluver_EstateChardonnay_750ml_2018
R300

Critic Score

93
TA

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Tasting notes:
'The drought affected yields in Elgin in 2018, but it didn't affect the quality in the slightest. Elegantly wooded in 30% new oak, this is leesy, textured and very refreshing, like a scaled down version of the Seven Flags Chardonnay. Drink 2020-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 93/100

'Subtler oaking (9 months, 20% new) than Seven Flags & only 15% malo give lively citrus, peach & honey tones centre stage in wild-fermented 2018. Seamless & fresh, ends with a delicious baked apple persistence.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

Alc: 13.7%

About Paul Cluver:
Pioneering in spirit, no family has been more influential than the Cluvers in establishing Elgin as one of SA’s finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir regions. The family pursues sustainable agriculture and farming practices, for which they have been awarded international recognition. They are also a socially responsible business and have founded two schools and an empowerment project. Located in the unique Elgin region, and nestled in an inland mountain plateau, the estate forms part of the UNESCO Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve which was established in 1998.
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Alcohol 13.7%
Variety Chardonnay
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Rating TA 93
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Producer information Pioneering in spirit, no family has been more influential than the Cluvers in establishing Elgin as one of SA's finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir regions. The family pursues sustainable agriculture and farming practices, for which they have been awarded international recognition. They are also a socially responsible business and have founded two schools and an empowerment project. Located in the unique Elgin region, and nestled in an inland mountain plateau, the estate forms part of the UNESCO Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve which was established in 1998.
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