Crystallum The Agnes Chardonnay 2020

Crystallum The Agnes Chardonnay 2020

 

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Crystallum
The Agnes Chardonnay 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : South Africa
  • Region : Walker Bay
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
TA Tim Atkin 93 2019
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 90 2019
RP Robert Parker 89 2014
JR Jancis Robinson 16.5 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings
The sixth vintage of The Agnes is concentrated and beautifully balanced. The nose is wonderfully expressive with notes of lime, grapefruit, nectarine and ripe peach. The palate is intense and layered with a strong fruit core and lovely fresh acidity.
"The finest debut South African Chardonnay and Pinot Noir pair" They are situated in the cool Walker Bay region, on South Africa's south coast around the town of Hermanus in the Hemel en Aarde valley. Production at Crystallum is tiny at the moment. The brother's focus on sustainability runs from the vineyard through to the winery. A new straw bale winery is being built using recycled steel, clay and stone from the property and straw bales from a farm just up the road. They… Read more

Tim Atkin (TA) : 93 Points (2019)
Now made from five vineyards across the Western Cape including, for the first time, one in high-altitude Ceres, Peter-Allan Finlayson's Chardonnay is a lightly wooded delight with savoury wild yeast undertones, citrus, pear and wet stone flavours and a taut, refreshing finish.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 90 Points (2019)
The 2019 The Agnes, sourced from five vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde and Overberg regions and seeing 10% new oak for nine months, has a wonderful, well-defined bouquet of apple blossom, orange zest and light lychee scents. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and quite taut and linear, leading to a saline finish.

Robert Parker (RP) : 89 Points (2014)
The 2014 The Agnes Chardonnay, a blend of different vineyards, has quite a refined, understated bouquet that is nicely defined with touches of flint and citrus lemon coming through with aeration. The palate is fresh and crisp, very tensile with a touch of bitter lemon on the entry. A little awkward at the moment, there is something almost Muscadet-like towards the finish, with a light sea-spray influence. Very fine.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 16.5 Points (2014)
Four different vineyards, the biggest is in Overberg, but some grapes come from Lismore, and some from a vineyard outside Bot River that just escaped the sheep. Mix of barrel sizes and ages. Ambient yeast. Made like Chris Alheit because they share a cellar. Full malolactic fermentation. Cool nose and a slightly sweet palate entry. Chewy and serious but real chew.

Crystallum Peter Max Pinot Noir 2020
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Crystallum Clay Shales Chardonnay 2019
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Clay Shales Chardonnay 2019
VN
93
TA
96
RP
91
Classic flint on the nose with floral, lemon, pear and peach notes. The palate is beautifully balanced with a lovely play between a fruit core and steely backbone. A saline element and succulent,…
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Crystallum Bona Fide Pinot Noir 2019
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Bona Fide Pinot Noir 2019
RP
92
JR
91
TA
93
Darker and more intense than any other Crystallum Pinot. The heavy soils create stress for the vines resulting in a wine of great concentration and flavour while maintaining freshness and elegance…
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Crystallum Cuvée Cinéma Pinot Noir 2020
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Cuvée Cinéma Pinot Noir 2020
VN
93
TA
95
RP
95
Elegant and refined with Indian spice, cinnamon and cassis on the nose. Dry and classic but youthful, the tannins are velvety and distinctive, combining in a rich, lasting mouthfeel. A steely backbone…
55,00 €
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Mabalel Elandskloof Pinot Noir 2019
VN
91
TA
95
RP
91
Lighter and more feminine than the other Crystallum Pinot Noirs. Dried flower petals, violets and bright cherry notes lead to an elegant and refined palate with very fine tannins and a fresh finish.
55,00 €
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Crystallum The Agnes Chardonnay 2020 Reviewed by Tim Atkin 29-11-2021 . Score: 4.5