Amani Chardonnay 2009, Wo Stellenbosch

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Stellenbosch, South Africa

$17.95 (687442)

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November 26, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a great buy for chardonnay fans. It’s a quite rich, nutty and complex example with an intriguing nose of...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A both rich and restrained Chardonnay showing great elegance. A touch of sweet and sour interplay hightens the palate...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, moderately oaked, balanced example here with average length and depth. Correct, enjoyable commercial wine....

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Community Reviews (3)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This Chardonnay is very fragrant on the nose with aromas of pineapple, peach, lime, minerals and sweet butterscotch. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, refreshing acidity, well integrated oak and rich, creamy texture. Good weight and length on the finish with tropical fruit, toasty oak and spices, notes lingering. From start to finish, this is a very enjoyable and elegant Chardonnay and a great value.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Gold in colour with medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: This wine shows a beautiful Chard aromas and bouguet of medium toasted oak, butter, lemon & butterscotch ice cream. The taste is creamy with medium tasted oak, lemon, peach, pineapple, orange rind, & green apple. The wine is medium to full body, a very long length & good acidity.

Negatives: There's a little too much tartness on the taste.

Interesting Point: Use the large Chard glass as smaller glassware will accentuate the tartness. This wine is not for everyone, only for die hard Chard lovers.

Drink now with rich foods such as crab with drawn butter which will help dissipate the bitterness.

Tasted: 4 Dec 11

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10, Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

Nice bouquet, but I mostly taste mineral notes, which are not entirely to my liking. And I am using a big glass.

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