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Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes 2010

Da bomb.

How to spend an idle Sunday afternoon. The top 10 from the Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2011 plus some decent Burgundy sourced from Wine Cellar, the Cape Town firm which brokers and cellars fine wine. Wine of the day Henri Boillot Meursault … [Read more...]

Kershaw Clonal Selection Elgin Chardonnay 2012

Precision engineered.

“I started my own brand in 2011 – five days before I passed my MW exams which was quite dandy,” says Richard Kershaw of Kershaw Wines. His mission statement? “To create clonally selected, site specific, cool climate wine paradigms from apposite noble … [Read more...]

Mulderbosch Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2005

On the edge.

The Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2005 from Mulderbosch rated a relatively lowly 3½ Stars in Platter’s 2007 but won gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show of the same year – it’s one of those wines that sit at a stylistic extreme involving spontaneous … [Read more...]

Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2011


Groot Constantia winemaker Boela Gerber proved his credentials with Chardonnay when the 2009 vintage under reserve label Gouverneurs rated 5 Stars in the 2011 edition of Platter’s. The Gouverneurs 2010, however, underwhelmed in my Chardonnay Report … [Read more...]

Topical pic: Two Jordan Chardonnays rate 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013

Gary Jordan of Jordan Wine Estate.

Gary Jordan along with wife Kathy and winemaker Sjaak Nelson clearly know a thing or two about how to make Chardonnay. Nine Yards 2011 and CWG Auction Reserve 2011 are rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013, this latest accolade coming after the Nine Yards … [Read more...]

Bouchard Finlyason Missionvale Chardonnay 2007

Model of restraint.

It often takes a vertical tasting to really get a fix on a wine. Over the weekend, the 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 of Missionvale Chardonnay from Bouchard Finlayson (not sure where the 2006 had got to). I was inclined to think of Missionvale as quite … [Read more...]