food and drink 5.8.2013 05:00 am

Wines of the Day: Meet the elegant Chardonnays

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The elegant, well rounded lady in the room, with a touch of finesse and a character full of deep quality

Wines are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

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TASTING NOTES

Pale green edged straw. Grilled hazelnut and butterscotch aromas, fresh lime fruit, slightly more tropical on the palate, fine silken finish.

 

OCCASIONS

– Elegant Meal

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

– Dazzle a Date

 

GOES WITH

– Roast Vegetables

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Oysters/Sushi

kwv

 2010 Paul Cluver Estate Wines Chardonnay

 

paul cluver chardonnay_98x319TASTING NOTES
Green edged mid yellow. Butterscotch pineapple notes, oak perfectly integrated, faint vanilla smokiness, carries through on the palate, fresh tropical finish.
OCCASIONS
– Gift
– Elegant Meal
– Winter Meal
– Impress your Boss
GOES WITH
– Soy-based Oriental/Asian
– Fish
– Roast Vegetables
– Shellfish
paul cluver

2010 Arniston Bay Chardonnay

 

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TASTING NOTES

Green flecked pale gold. Smokey faintly butterscotch pineapple aromas tropical and rich fresh citrus notes on the palate some viscosity and real texture and length.

 

OCCASIONS

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Dazzle a Date

 

GOES WITH

– Poultry

– Fish

– Roast Vegetables

– Oysters/Sushi

Arniston

Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine

– Wines of the Day courtesy winewizard.co.za

 

 

 

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