Iona Chardonnay 2012
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|Region||South Africa, Elgin|
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed. It has a ripe bouquet, quite linear and reserved with resin elements infusing the taut citrus fruit. The palate is ripe and rounded on the entry with plenty of citrus fresh orange peel, mango and peach flavor vying for attention. Yet it remains focused and full of race toward the satisfying, effervescent finish. Very fine. Drink now-2015.
Wine SpectatorStylish, with creamed yellow apple, melon and pear notes that stay fresh, balanced by a floral edge on the finish. Reveals a touch of shortbread in the background but relies on zip overall. Drink now. 800 cases made.