Lismore Chardonnay Estate Reserve Greyton 2020

Chardonnay from Western Cape, South Africa
V 95
TA 94
13.5% ABV
Item # 703581

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750ml
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95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2020 Chardonnay Reserve Estate is the only Reserve wine whose fruit survived the wildfire in 2018. It has a glorious bouquet that is Premier Cru Burgundy in quality, featuring wonderful, brilliantly delineated scents of citrus lemon and orange blossom and hints of black currant leaf. The palate is extremely well balanced, displaying wonderful poise allied with impressive concentration. There’s real depth and substance on the finish (where others have lacked in this vintage). An outstanding, world-class Chardonnay. Drink: 2022-2042. (Nov 2021)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13%). The Reserve Chardonnay blocks survived the fire in December 2019, thank goodness, so this was all made with Greyton grapes. Textured, structured and perfumed, with citrus and stone fruit flavours, creamy lees, a hint of toast, shimmering acidity and a mineral core. 2022-28. (2021)" Producer notes: "The vineyards are planted in decomposed shale over clay at 300 meters in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountain Range. A low mean February temperature lends to an extended ripening period that can put harvest 3-4 weeks later than traditional wine growing regions in South Africa. The intense citrus notes and the lingering finish are consistent trademarks of Lismore's specific terroir. The restrained minerality of the Chardonnay is a clear indication of the cool climate in which it is grown."
95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2020 Chardonnay Reserve Estate is the only Reserve wine whose fruit survived the wildfire in 2018. It has a glorious bouquet that is Premier Cru Burgundy in quality, featuring wonderful, brilliantly delineated scents of citrus lemon and orange blossom and hints of black currant leaf. The palate is extremely well balanced, displaying wonderful poise allied with impressive concentration. There’s real depth and substance on the finish (where others have lacked in this vintage). An outstanding, world-class Chardonnay. Drink: 2022-2042. (Nov 2021)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13%). The Reserve Chardonnay blocks survived the fire in December 2019, thank goodness, so this was all made with Greyton grapes. Textured, structured and perfumed, with citrus and stone fruit flavours, creamy lees, a hint of toast, shimmering acidity and a mineral core. 2022-28. (2021)" Producer notes: "The vineyards are planted in decomposed shale over clay at 300 meters in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountain Range. A low mean February temperature lends to an extended ripening period that can put harvest 3-4 weeks later than traditional wine growing regions in South Africa. The intense citrus notes and the lingering finish are consistent trademarks of Lismore's specific terroir. The restrained minerality of the Chardonnay is a clear indication of the cool climate in which it is grown."
Product SKU 703581
Producer Lismore
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.5%
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