Price:  £8.95 | Case Rate: £8.49
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Indaba - Chardonnay 2018

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Maker: Bruwer Raats
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 87 (2013) VS: 87 (2013) WS: 86 (2014) WE: 86 (2011) JP: 3.5 Stars (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Bright tropical fruit aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate with mouth-filling flavors of apple, pear, honey and pineapple. A gentle kiss of oak adds a creamy butterscotch nuance and wonderful depth. A superb value, this versatile white is a fantastic match for a wide range of dishes, from mac & cheese to spicy ethnic food.

Winery Information

Indaba

Indaba is the Zulu word for ‘a meeting of the minds’. The label was created as a celebration of the democratisation in South Africa and the wines are created by the celebrated winemaker, Bruwer Raats. The grapes are sourced from emerging regions of the Western Cape such as Robertson, Wellington and the Breede River Valley, and offer phenomenal value for money. Great winemaking at a great price.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)87 pts

Oct 2014 - Neal Martin - The 2013 Chardonnay has a pleasant, slightly buttery but well-defined bouquet with apple blossom and pear. The palate is clean and fresh with a touch of spice and an appealing citrus-fresh finish. Fine.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)87 pts

May/June '15 by Stephen Tanzer - Medium yellow. Fruit-driven aromas of peach, pineapple and honey. Supple, broad, dry and easygoing; very ripe and creamy but not a butterbomb. Still, this could use more definition and grip.

Wine Spectator (2014)86 pts

Plump and lightly buttered, with a creamy edge around the pear, pineapple and quince notes.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)86 pts

Fresh and inviting notes of pineapple and tropical fruit are balanced by orange oil citrus and medium acidity in the mouth. The palate is round with a nice weight and a medium-length finish. — L.B. (3/1/2012)

John Platter (2011)3.5 stars

Impressively poised & elegant 2011 shows a tiny hint of oak, but emphasises ripe citrus fruit.

Vinification Notes

The grapes were picked in the cool early morning hours to maintain the freshness of the fruit. They were de-stemmed, left in cold skin contact for 4 hours and then gently pressed. The juice was settled overnight before fermentation, which occurred in a combination of stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels. The wine was left on its lees for several months to develop further in complexity.