The Eleanor

The Eleanor Chardonnay 2011

  Awards

  • 2009: Gold Medal International Wine & Spirits Com ( UK 2012)
  • 2007: 91 points Robert Parker, 91 points Wine Spectator
  • 2006 & 2005: 90 points Wine Spectator
  • 2004: Gold Medal Chardonnay du Monde, Gold Medal SA Veritas (2006)
  • 2004 - 2009: 4.5 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

Production

  • Barrel Ageing: 12 months in 100% New French Oak Barriques (225 l)
  • Maturation: Up 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 linefish, 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 flavor, 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)

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