Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2018

Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2018

 

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Rustenberg
Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : South Africa
  • Region : Stellenbosch
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 91 2017
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 2015
WS Wine Spectator 90 2012
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Named after five large stone pine trees on a hill standing sentinel over the Five Soldiers vineyards. The Five Soldiers is the apex of Chardonnay at Rustenberg and is a highly collected wine.

Characterised by measured power and complexity, designed to be drunk with food and benefiting from a few years of careful cellaring. It illustrates the true character of each vintage and is a barrel selection of the finest batches of Chardonnay each year.

Robert Parker (RP) : 91 Points (2017)
Bursting with oak tones and spices that jump out of the glass along with aromas of apple, pear and white acacia flowers, the 2017 Chardonnay Five Soldiers has an impressive depth that can be sensed on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, the Chardonnay shows an impressive balance with an open-knit palate that delivers pleasure. This wine checks all of the boxes that I would want out of a Chardonnay, with vanilla oak tones, pear cup and lemon panna cotta, ending with a lingering soft, oaky finish. Well done!

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (2015)
Bright and forward on the nose, this leads with attractive scents of lemon custard, verbena and grilled pineapple. The palate is plush and round, yet not overdone, boasting lush flavors of toasted apple and citrus oil that linger on the close. Bright acidity keeps the weight in check and lends a mouthwatering sensation on the finish. Time will encourage added depth and complexity, so consider drinking 2020–2024.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2012)
This has a mature edge but remains fresh, with a warmed brioche frame around the yellow apple, melon and pear fruit, gliding through the hazelnut-tinged finish. Drink now. 1,470 cases made.

Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2019
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2019
Rustenberg
Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2019
DCT
92
WS
90
RP
90
A traditionally made, barrel fermented Chardonnay, the Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay is a combination of complexing factors from the vineyard, wild yeast and careful barrel age, aiming for balance and expression in each vintage.
22,50 €
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Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 04-05-2020 . Score: 4.5