Saturday, May 5, 2012

Springfield Estate Wild Yeast Robertson Chardonnay 2008 88 Points

Clear, day bright, gold with yellow reflections, medium plus concentration and medium plus viscosity.

Clean, medium plus intensity, delicately ripe citrus, orange peel, lemon zest, stony minerals, actually lots of minerals here with aeration, kind of quartzy  / flinty character, light honey, hints of camomille, subtly oaked, excellent purity of fruit.

Dry with some residual sugar lending a broad texture with medium plus acidity, fresh, ripe citrus follows through, medium bodied, fairly juicy, yet mineral and creamy, textured mid palate, medium plus alcohol (13.5%) medium lenght and medium complexity.

Now until 2018, if cellared under the right condition.

Holding very well for a 2008, considering the weakness of the vintage across most wine region of South Africa.