2013 Kershaw "Clonal Selection" Chardonnay Elgin

SKU #1267349 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Clonal Selection Elgin Chardonnay is a wonderful wine and perhaps better than the 2012. It has a very subtle bouquet with apple blossom, lemon zest and coconut scents that are wonderfully delineated. The palate is still showing a little new oak, though that will be absorbed with time. It is pure and balanced, very refined with an almost Burgundy-like finish. This is pure class - and a United States importer should pick this up soon. (NM)  (8/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Offers crystalized ginger and lemon peel notes mixed with bright quinine and honeysuckle accents, carrying through a racy yellow apple and anise finish. Distinctive and delicious. (JM)  (6/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Good weight and balance with a hint of citrus peel and real growth on the finish. A long-term wine. Precision-tooled.  (1/2015)

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Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, M√Ęcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
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South Africa

- Now that it has adopted a multi-racial attitude, and now that the world has embraced its government and its exports, South Africa has become a major wine producer. Unfortunately, South Africa has had a difficult time joining the ranks of competitive winemaking countries. During the anti-apartheid sanctions in the 1980s, South African wine was dealt the huge blow when it was removed from the international market, and for political reasons it was quite difficult for wine producers to market wine to the black majority. Things are finally looking up for the wine industry here, and quality has never been higher. South Africa produces a grape cloned from Pinot Noir and Cinsault, called Pinotage, which is the country's unique varietal. Chenin Blanc (known as Steen) makes up one-third of its vines. Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are becoming increasingly popular as are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Click for a list of bestselling items from South Africa.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5