Price:  £14.50 | Case Rate: £13.82
Ex Tax: £12.08

Cape Chamonix - Unoaked Chardonnay 2017/2018


  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Paarl
  • Wine Area: Franschhoek
  • Wine Maker: Thinus Neethling
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.00
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 87 (2016) WS: 89 (2015) WE: 87 (2015) TA: 91 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

Chamonix Chardonnay on release has a bright straw colour with greenish highlights and an intense aroma that recalls ripe apples, lime and pears with hints of herbs and tropical fruit. Bright and steely dry in flavour, the grapefruit and spice sensations are buoyed by zesty acidity that refreshes the palate through a smooth finish.

Winery Information

Cape Chamonix

Chamonix Wine Farm is nestled against Mont Rochelle mountain, deep within the rich wine-growing valley of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Formerly part of historic La Cotte granted to the Huguenots in 1688, Chamonix today comprises some 300 hectares. German-born Chris Hellinger purchased the farm in the early nineties when it was predominantly an export fruit farm. With tenacity and vigor a replanting program began, steadily replanting fruit trees with noble French varieties of vines and with.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)87 pts

April 2017 - Neal Martin - The 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay is fermented in stainless steel with six months on the lees. It has a quite a generous bouquet for what is usually a more reserved style of wine. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of honey on the entry, good weight in the mouth, but it does not possess the precision of recent vintage on the finish and just feels a little flat.

Wine Spectator (2015)89 pts

A fresh, unadorned style, with star fruit and yellow apple flavors, laced with a light fennel hint through the racy, refreshing finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)87 pts

There's a subtle smoky, flinty character on the nose of this wine, hitting the green herbs, apple, plum and lime core. Prickly acidity dances on the palate, enlivening the green fruit and fynbos tones. The finish is clean and refreshing, and the wine is best enjoyed now.

Tim Atkin (2016)91 pts

This may not see any wood but it still spends six months on lees and goes through 100% malolactic. Smoky, struck match notes are complemented by notes of wet wool, refreshing acidity and an oyster shell tang that’s reminiscent of unoaked Chablis. Drink: 2016-19