Saturday, February 16, 2008

2005 Douglas Green Reserve Selection Chardonnay

Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: €9.95
Closure: Cork

This chardonnay has been produced by Douglas Green Wines a part of the DGB group South Africa's largest independent wine and spirit producer and distributor. DGB was formally established in 1991 following a merger between Douglas Green (founded in 1938) and Union wine (founded in 1946).

Here is my tasting note:

Pale green/gold in colour. Typical tropical chardonnay nose of pineapple and apple with some citrus. While there is upfront fruit the palate is kind of tight with some melon and apples along with some hints of creamy oak. The kiwi fruit gives the wine a nice zingy, citrusy finish - certainly nothing flabby here. A pretty decent chardonnay for the price.

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