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Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch Brampton Unoaked Chardonnay 2009

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Beautiful mineral notes and wonderful oak integration. The aromas have Burgundian characters of flint peaches lime and some nuttiness while the palate is elegant with loads of finesse that gives it length and freshness.

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Editorial Reviews for Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch Brampton Unoaked Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
01/24/2012

This is frankly oaky on the nose but lovely notes of flowers, citrus, Asian pear and bitter melon make a strong showing as well. Rather tight and firm on entry, this shows nice restraint but does not lack richness. There’s real depth here with the acid and mineral elements of the wine keeping things fresh and focused. Leesy oak notes add layers of buffering material with the crisp, ripe sweet apple and tart peach flavors. The finish shows liveliness with good flavor persistence to the fresh, clean fruit that’s supported by a nice base of wood spice. Lovely cut and persistence on the finish even if the oak is hanging in there until the final moment. 91pts


Member Reviews for Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch Brampton Unoaked Chardonnay

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3.50 5
01/18/2012

Fresh apple and peach aromas, white grape juice and apricot. Flavors are creamy on the attack, hit the midpalate with a bit of an edge, a hint of citrus and then finish with lots of cream and some sour green apple.


External Reviews for Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch Brampton Unoaked Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Delivers a tasty mix of green and yellow apple, backed by hints of fig and melon rind on the bright, juicy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Medium straw-yellow. Lovely perfumed lift to the aromas of citrus peel, nectarine, nutty oak, marzipan and spices. Harmonious acidity gives cut to the nectarine, citrus and sexy oak flavors, with a hint of minerality contributing grip. Still a bit youthfully tight but seems a bit more showy early on than previous vintages. Finishes subtle and long. This was aged in 40% new and 60% one-year-old French oak for a year.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/19/2013

Delivers a tasty mix of green and yellow apple backed by hints of fig and melon rind on the bright juicy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/19/2013

Medium straw-yellow. Lovely perfumed lift to the aromas of citrus peel nectarine nutty oak marzipan and spices. Harmonious acidity gives cut to the nectarine citrus and sexy oak flavors with a hint of minerality contributing grip. Still a bit youthfully tight but seems a bit more showy early on than previous vintages. Finishes subtle and long. This was aged in 40% new and 60% one-year-old French oak for a year.


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
03/29/2010

Brampton unoaked Chardonnay 2009 - Rustenberg : Brampton unoaked Chardonnay 2009 - Weißwein von Rustenberg Dieser Chardonnay kommt, wie der Name schon sagt, völlig ohne Eiche aus. Die Aromen erinnern an Ingwer und Birne, dazu gesellen sich zarte florale Aromen und erfreuen Nase und Gaumen. Der Brampton unoaked Chardonnay 2009 ist ein knackiger Weißwein mit einem trockenen und reinen Finale. Er passt hervorragend zu gedünsteten Fischfilets mit leichten Saucen oder zu Pilzcremesuppen.Weingut: Rustenberg WinesLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorte: 100% ChardonnayInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,25 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,75 g/lRestsüße: 3,25 g/lLagerfähigkeit: 2-4 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 6-8 °CAuszeichnungen für den Rustenberg Brampton unoaked Chardonnay 2009:3,5 Platter Stars Weißwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch


External Review
10/09/2010

Helles Gelb mit leicht grünlichem Schimmer. Fein würziges Bouquet: geröstete Haselnuss, Vanille- und Briochenote und Marzipan sowie reife Ananas, enorm duftig. Saftiger und feingliedriger Gaumen, eine reife Frische, die den fülligen Körper perfekt stützt mit einem Hauch Akazienhonig.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

South Africa offers some of the most exciting and enticing white wines around, bringing complexity and elegance at tremendous value. This Chardonnay from Rustenberg, perhaps my favorite Stellenbosch winery, is a fine example. Beautiful fruit entices on the nose with flavors of peach and white plum, while rich butter notes suggest at the voluptuous mouthfeel to follow. Oak is restrained, leaving burst after burst of fresh, chin-drenching fruit and creamy undertones to shine on the luxurious palate. The finish is long and nuanced as apricot, star fruit and light hazelnut languish on the tongue. Pair with butternut squash ravioli topped with toasted herbs and pine nuts or hazelnuts to give this gorgeous and sensual wine proper treatment.


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Beautiful mineral notes and wonderful oak integration. The aromas have Burgundian characters of flint peaches lime and some nuttiness while the palate is elegant with loads of finesse that gives it length and freshness.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.50%

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