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2012 De Morgenzon Chardonnay "DMZ"

De Morgenzon 2012 DMZ Chardonnay

Winery: De Morgenzon

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "DMZ"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Western Cape

State or country: South Africa

Price: $15

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: April 13, 2013

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Chardonnay from South Africa opens with a fragrant vanilla oak and lemon bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, crisp and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a mild lemon with notes of vanilla oak and butter. I also detected a hint of quinine and honey in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. This wine would pair well with linguini with clam sauce. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: DMZ is De Morgenzon's value label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines which over-deliver in terms of quality for price. Citrus and tropical fruit aromas lead to a ripe, concentrated palate abundant with flavors of peach and pineapple. Delicate hints of vanilla, caramel, nuts and toast are backed by a bright acidity with a beautiful mineral edge.

Organic status: not organic

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