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2008 Rustenberg Chardonnay

Rustenberg 2008 Chardonnay

Winery: Rustenberg

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $20

Cases produced: 1,700

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: July 10, 2010

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Chard opens with a musty oak, mild apricot, and golden delicious apple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and balanced. The flavor profile is a heavily oak influenced pear with notes of vanilla and almond. There is also a hint of tangerine and minerals mixed in that make it even more complex. The finish is rather dry and a touch austere. This is a Chard for true oak lovers. I would pair it with chicken, penne, and broccoli in a white cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Burgundian-style barrel-fermented Chardonnay possesses an alluring flinty/minerally quality and loads of finesse. It’s packed with aromas and flavors of apple, citrus, and fig as well as plenty of toasty, nutty nuance imparted by the well-integrated oak.

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