Monday, March 5, 2012

Dombeya Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2010 81 Points

Clear, gold with yellow reflections, advanced color for a 2010.

Clean, medium plus intensity, ripe pineapples, melon glace, yellow citrus, tangerine, peaches, nutty almond and hazelnut, hints of butterscotch, bright mineral / stony core, delicately oaked, possibly medium toast, lending honey, caramel, Cape gooseberry jam, multi layered.

Dry with medium plus acidity, somewhat the acidity does not seem to be fully integrated, medium bodied, fresh, crunchy style, mineral follows through,  shows some advanced nutty / oxidative note on texture, medium plus lenght and complexity.

Now until 2017.