The Eleanor

The Eleanor Chardonnay 2016

  Awards

  • 2016     Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018    93 poimts
  • 2016     Tim Atkin 95 points
  • 2015    94 points Tim Atkin, 93 points Prescient Chardonnay Awards 2017, 90 points Robert Parker
  • 2014    93 points Tim Atkin, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2013    93 points Tim Atkin , 91 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2012   Gold Medal IWSC (2014), 5 stars Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report '14, Gold Decanter 2017, Gold Old Mutual Trophy Show - Museum Class
  • 2011   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2010   91 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2009   Gold Medal Winner IWSC (2012), 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2007   91 points Robert Parker, 91 points Wine Spectator, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

Production

  • Barrel Ageing:        13 months 228L French oak barriques, 25% new,50% 2nd fill, 25% third fill
  • Maturation:             2 to 8 years from vintage
  • Alcohol:                  13.67% by volume
  • Residual Sugar:      2.6 g/l
  • Total Acid:               7.2 g/l
  • pH:                          3.17

Food Match 

Oysters, Scallops and Chardonnay risotto with a basil cream sauce, Cape line-fish, Cheeses.

Tasting Note

Citrus with lanolin, hay and tropical fruits on the bouquet. Also very subtle  toasty, brioche notes. The palate is plush on entry, rich and melded yet shows a fine acidity that provides a perfect balance to the wine. A restrained elegance and lingering aftertaste  completes the wine.

Pricing

R 375.00 per bottle
R 2,250.00 per case of 6

All deliveries of 24 bottles or more within South Africa will be free of charge.