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CHARDONNAY 2022 WO Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TESSELAARSDAL
NEW in Vintages. This youthful 2022 has a bright light straw colour and a slightly spicy, fairly intense, gently complex, ripe, lemon-apple nose with some slightly toasty notes. Dry, medium bodied, harmonious, slightly spicy, mineral-tinged, yellow plum and bruised apple-lemon flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently toasty, youthful finish. Aged for 5 months in 5 months in amphorae (77%) and
23% neutral oak. Still evolving, it has 12.9% alcohol, 2.6 g/L residual sugar and 6.7 g/L total acidity with lot number L002 on the back label.
CSPC 32933
Type White Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country South Africa
Rating ***(91 points)
Dry, Solid, Ripe, Lemon-Apple Meringue
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Crisp and appealing, with a lightly chalky texture carrying well-meshed flavors of ripe Gala apple, slivered almond, pickled ginger and stony mineral. Clean-cut finish, with a waft of white blossoms. Drink now through 2026. Score - 91 (Alison Napjus, winespectator.com, May 31, 2023) Price $ 48.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 9, 2023
Cases bought 40 (6 bottles per case)

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