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Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay
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Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2018

Western Cape, South AfricaFounded in 1685, Boschendal is one of the oldest Cape estates. The fruit here comes from Stellenbosch, Elgin, and the Boschendal farm in Franschhoek. This was whole bunch pressed and fermented in 30% stainless / 70% French oak (12% new) before 10 months on lees, with regular b√Ętonnage. Ripe, rich, and creamy, with ample green apple, crisp pear, and perfumed honeysuckle, with a lift from lemon citrus, and a plumpness from the ripe grapes and 4 g/l RS. For all its weight, this is held respectably bright with acidity and a welcome 13.5% alcohol.Tasted: 16 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 19.99 BCLS Producer: Boschendal Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 594804UPC: 6001660003824