Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2019

Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2019

 

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Rustenberg
Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : South Africa
  • Region : Stellenbosch
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,7°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

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.

Experts Score Vintage
DCT Decanter 92 2017
WS Wine Spectator 90 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 91 2015
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 91 2015
RP Robert Parker 90 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings

Decanter (DCT) : 92 Points (2017)
Intense, complex peach, apple and grapefruit on a creamy, leesy palate. Sinewy and long with great integration of fruit weight, alcohol and oak – fermented and aged on lees in barrels (25% new) for a year. (TG) (12/2018)

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2016)
Very enticing, with yellow apple, shortbread, macadamia nut and lemon curd flavors carried by fresh acidity and backed by judicious toast on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 3,500 cases made.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 91 Points (2015)
A gorgeous bouquet of apple skin, grilled pineapple, beeswax and a touch of baking spice sets the stage in this easy-to-like wine. The medium-weight body offers a superb balance of richness and freshness, with ripe, spicy fruit tones that harmonize with bright, lingering acidity, resulting in a fine overall texture. Drink now–2021.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 91 Points (2015)
Palish bright yellow. Fresh peach, ginger, quinine and nutty vanillin oak aromas are complicated by leesy nuances and aromatic esters. Plush flavors of stone and citrus fruits, marzipan and savory minerals convey an almost exotic ripeness. Boasts lovely glyceral smoothness without any sacrifice of energy or shape. Finishes tactile and long, with lingering stone fruits. Always a gift at its moderate price, this Chardonnay is especially rich and seamless in 2015. (ST) (5/2017)

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2015)
From purchased fruit, the 2015 Chardonnay is matured in 300-liter barrels with three liters of lees added to each (25% new oak). It has a classic, powerful, generous bouquet with tropical fruit (guava and dried pineapple) that manages to regain satisfactory freshness. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, just a hint of lychee rounded off with a pleasant saline note right on the finish. This is a well-made Chardonnay to drink now and over the next 4-5 years.

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WS
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Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2019 Reviewed by Decanter 17-10-2020 . Score: 4.5