Saturday, November 17, 2012

Seven Springs Vineyards Overberg Chardonnay 2011 89+ Points

Pale straw with slight yellow/green reflections

Clean, moderate plus intensity, citrussy lemony note, pineapples, spanspek, leesy complexity, clay mineral, brush of oak, subtle and fragrant, very well defined leaning towards Beaune in profile.

Dry, with dash residual sugar, creamy texture, very fresh with high acidity lending fine precision and linearity, crunchy, spicy, alcohol is high at 14% abv and slightly noticeable, but ample fruit to support, concentrated, nutty, long and persistent, drinking beautifully now, yet will gain further complexity with time in bottle.
now until 2018+