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Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2019

Western Cape, South AfricaBoschendal was founded in 1685, making it one of the oldest and grandest Cape estates. This chardonnay was sourced from Stellenbosch, Elgin, and the Boschendal farm proper in Franschhoek. It was whole bunch pressed and partial native fermented in stainless steel, before 70% was transferred to French oak for 10 months (12% new) maturing on lees. Rich and full with lemon curd, baked green apple, wood spicing on a creamy palate, braced by bright lemon peel acidity. This is a fuller style, well-handled, bringing it towards modernity.Tasted: 13 April 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 19.99 BCLS Producer: Boschendal Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 594804UPC: 6001660003824