Warwick Estate, The White Lady Wooded Chardonnay 2016, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Note: An elegant, white-Burgundy-inspired white wine.
Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has a nose of vanilla baking spice and green apple.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied chardonnay has medium-to-full intensity oak flavors along with clove and vanilla notes.
There is balance with regards to fruit and medium acidity.
There is also flavor concentration and mid-palate complexity in this wine which was aged in 33% new French oak.
Bottle Note: Established vines. Decomposed granite set in deep clay soils. Vines tended by hand. Wild ferment in barrel. The White Lady is our purest expression of chardonnay. 63 barrels.
Price: $25 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 300 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Warwick Estate Winery Tasting Room, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 18, 2018