KLOOVENBURG BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY
A delicate nose of waxed lemons and warm sand leads to a sudden grip on the palate. An exciting relatively bracing Chardonnay, the barrel ferment seems to give the wine grip and texture rather than outright oak. The overall message here is brilliant fruit judiciously harnessed with third and fourth use French oak demi-muid to bring the beast to heel.
South Africa (Swartland)