Friday, August 30, 2013

KWV Reserve Collection 2011 92 Points

This wine was shown blind to me at a dinner party, for the whole duration of the meal I was under impression I was firmly tasting and enjoying a very fine Hemel-en-Aarde or Elgin for that matter, a top notch Chardonnay, only at dessert time, when label was revealed I realized where it came from, not surprising considering their Mentors range, but between the Classic Collection and the Reserve Collection for a mere +/- R 70 more, this is a cracker wine, significantly better that the 2010 and lower in alcohol, great at the table and way over delivers on it’s price point, seek it out, you will not be disappointed.

Alcohol: moderate plus | 13.5 % abv

Origin: Western Cape

Notes: lime | tangerine | hazelnut | honey | toast

Ideal drinking occasions: dinner with close friends

Serve with: snails in garlic butter

Drink: now until 2022