Paul Cluver, Estate Chardonnay 750ml 2017South Africa, Elgin
It recently came across my desk again and we were blown away by how this wine just keeps on getting better. The nose is perfumed with notes of lemon, lime blossom, yellow stone fruit, wet stones and a hint of oak spice. Medium-bodied, but offering a dazzling, enlivening freshness that promises great maturation potential. SA Chardonnay is world-class and, as a result, they demand premium prices. While the 2017 Estate Chardonnay is in the same league as SA’s premier cuvées, it’s half the price.
This is a ‘must-have’ for all serious white wine lovers – delicious, nuanced and just masterful!
'Spontaneously fermented in barrel, 38% of the wine undergoing malolactic fermentation. Matured for nine months in French oak, 33% new. Some smoky reduction before pear, white peach and citrus on the nose. The palate is well balanced and nicely energetic with pure fruit and fresh acidity before a savoury finish. Carefully assembled as you’d expect from this cellar.' – WineMag Prescient Chardonnay Report 2019, 94/100
'Seven Flags may get most of the plaudits, but the Cluvers entry point Chardonnay delivers a lot of flavour at the price. Fresh, leesy and well balanced with beautifully judged oak, subtle, creamy lees and a savoury, citrus-edged finish. Drink 2018-24.' – Tim Atkin, South Africa 2018 Special Report, 91/100
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 Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the benchmarks that all other wines from this region are measured against. With Andries Burger’s passion, and the assistance of Burgundian consultant Martin Prieur, these flagship wines have seen a steady and marked refinement over the last few years.
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