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2015 De Morgenzon Chardonnay "DMZ"

DMZ 2015 Chardonnay

Winery: De Morgenzon

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "DMZ"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $18

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 89.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 11, 2018

Wine Review: This enjoyable light golden straw colored Chardonnay from South Africa opens with an inviting bouquet of peaches, pineapples, wet stone, light vanilla and herbal notes. It is medium bodied, well-balanced and smooth on the palate. The flavor profile includes lemon zest, tangerine and some nice acidity. The finish is delightfully crisp and some dry pink grapefruit appears. This well-priced Chardonnay is quite food friendly and I would pair it with scallops wrapped in bacon drizzled with pure maple syrup. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: Enticing vanilla, almond and tropical fruit aromas lead to a lush, concentrated palate. Ripe notes of white peach, grapefruit and apple are tinged with delicate hints of butterscotch, caramel and toast, all backed by a vibrant acidity and a beautiful minerally edge.

Organic status: not organic

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