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Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch Brampton Unoaked Chardonnay 2011

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Der Chardonnay zeigt eine helle, gelb-goldene Farbe, ein sehr reiches, blumiges Bouquet, duftend nach Melonen und Zitrusfrüchten, untermauert durch feine Tannine mit einem Hauch von Hefe. Im Körper erfrischend und nicht allzu schwer. Zugänglich! Schöner, eleganter Abgang, relativ wenig Säure. Ein spezieller Chardonnay.

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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
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 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: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Der Chardonnay zeigt eine helle, gelb-goldene Farbe, ein sehr reiches, blumiges Bouquet, duftend nach Melonen und Zitrusfrüchten, untermauert durch feine Tannine mit einem Hauch von Hefe. Im Körper erfrischend und nicht allzu schwer. Zugänglich! Schöner, eleganter Abgang, relativ wenig Säure. Ein spezieller Chardonnay.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Strohgelbe Farbe, Bouquet nach Zitronen, feine Tannintöne. Reiche Frucht, sehr erfrischende, gut ausbalancierte Säure. Gutes Alterungspotential!


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Source: WineChateau.com
03/27/2010

Pears with hints of flowers and ginger spice, together with the creaminess and richness derived from the 2007 Rustenberg Chardonnay lees, enhances the nose and carries through to the palate. This crisp, unoaked style of Chardonnay has a clean and dry finish.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2009 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
Vintage: 2009 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/14/2013

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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Vintage: 2009 08/04/2010

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Der Chardonnay zeigt eine helle, gelb-goldene Farbe, ein sehr reiches, blumiges Bouquet, duftend nach Melonen und Zitrusfrüchten, untermauert durch feine Tannine mit einem Hauch von Hefe. Im Körper erfrischend und nicht allzu schwer. Zugänglich! Schöner, eleganter Abgang, relativ wenig Säure. Ein spezieller Chardonnay.

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