90pts Wine Enthusiast
Grilled apple, peach pit and a touch of fresh fynbos dance on the nose of this attractive Chardonnay, with secondary glimmers of pressed yellow flower and honeycomb. Medium minus in weight, the palate shows a bit more toasty intensity atop the peach and orchard-fruit flavors, remaining solid yet clean through the medium-length close. LAUREN BUZZEO
Apricot, coconut and orange peel aromas followed by flavors of marzipan, sponge cake and citrus rounded off with carefully judged oak and balanced, fresh acidity.
Rustenberg is a well-known producer of high quality Chardonnays and the Stellenbosch Chardonnay embodies our house style. Careful tending and selection in the vineyard followed by traditional wild barrel fermentation and maturation produces a classic Chardonnay balancing the expression of fruit, freshness, full malolactic fermentation and the influence of oak.