The Eleanor

The Eleanor Chardonnay 2011

  Awards

  • 2012   Gold Medal IWSC (2014)
  • 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
  • 2006   90 points Wine Spectator, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2005   90 points Wine Spectator, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2004   Gold Medal Chardonnay du Monde, Gold Medal SA Veritas (2006), 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

 

Production

  • Barrel Ageing:        10 months in 60% New French Oak 40% 2nd fill (225l)
  • Maturation:             2 to 8 years from vintage
  • Alcohol:                 14.40% by volume
  • Residual Sugar:      2.38 g/l
  • Total Acid:              6.45 g/l
  • pH:                        3.43

Food Match 

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

Tasting Note

Creamy citrus, nutty, mineral and elderflower flavours with a refreshing acidity. An elegant wine with a persistent finish.

Independent Tasting Note

“Stately restraint to wonderful depth of flavour, firm minerality and a year’s all-new French oak give gravitas to enduring, viscous finish of ’09. Shows more as ‘fine white wine of the world’ than obvious New-world chardonnay.” - Platter's SA Wine Guide (2013)

Pricing

R 240.00 per bottle
R 1,440.00 per case of 6

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