White

2013 Ataraxia Chardonnay

Chardonnay

  • South Africa
  • Cape South Coast
  • Walker Bay
  • Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
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  • belfast taxman wrote: 92 points

    August 9, 2019 - One of the very finest SA Chardonnay’s. Still drinking very well with no obvious signs of maderisation or heaviness.

  • belfast taxman wrote: 91 points

    April 30, 2019 - Consistently really good wine. Probably needs drinking in the next year or two.

  • Marc F Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 8, 2019 - Laatste fles van deze wijn 2013 geopend. (13,5 % alc)
    Oog: kristal helder, vol, evolutie naar strogeel, grote viscositeit, veel tranen.
    Neus: zuiver, vol, aroma van citrus, groene appel, kruisbes, pompelmoes, lichte eiktoets en wat kruidigheid, boter.
    Mond: vol, evenwichtig met veel zuren, afdronk van 6-7 sec, super wijn! Deze kan nog steeds enkele jaren ouderen.
    Gerecht: vandaag gedronken bij gemarineerde zalm, pastinaak, boschampignons en raapjes.

  • belfast taxman wrote: 92 points

    November 7, 2018 - I bought half a case on release and then forgot about it! After almost six years I opened our first bottle with some trepidation, had I left it too long?
    The vibrant green to the yellow colour was encouraging, no sign of that dreaded burnished gold that indicates full maturity or beyond.
    But even better was the immediate delicacy in the mouthfeel followed by the purity and cleanliness of the fruit, a mix of melon, grape (unusually) and very slight citrus notes.
    The finish is also long in the context of a new world Chardonnay.
    This is premier league SA Chardonnay, for me only Rustenberg Five Soldiers and maybe Vergelegen Reserve are equal to it, but then again, I have a few yet to try.

  • Marc F Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 21, 2018 - Oog: kristal helder, vol, citroen geel, grote viscositeit, veel tranen.
    Neus: zuiver, vol, aroma van citrus, groene appel, kruisbes, pompelmoes, lichte eiktoets, boter.
    Mond: vol, evenwichtig met heel wat zuren, afdronk van 6-7 sec, super wijn!
    Gerecht: vis met witte saus.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type White
  • Producer Ataraxia
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Cape South Coast
  • SubRegion Walker Bay
  • Appellation Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

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  • In Cellars 35 (42%)
  • Consumed 48 (58%)

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