This is a guest post and independent review of GlenWood’s Vigneron’s Selection Chardonnay 2018 by Alicia de Wet of The Wine Dream.
The Vigneron’s Selection Chardonnay is a stunning expression of the grape, with citrus and tropical fruit flavours perfectly balanced by the oak characteristics.
As you can see in the pictures, the wine has a bright yellow colour, perfect for spring or autumn lunches in the garden.
The nose is very inviting, with aromas of cream, bread dough, butter and oak sitting on a layer of ripe lemon, orange rind, apricot, pineapple and the sweet afterthought of vanilla. The palate is equally complex, with a smooth, silky mouthfeel alongside flavours of pineapple, fresh apricot, butter, bread dough and hints of dried apricot showing that the wine has the potential to age for another few years.
It is a very balanced wine that will fare well as companion to a meal of rich seafood, pork and poultry, and of course, a little bit of sunshine.
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Alicia de Wet, The Wine Dream founder, is a South African living in London and a huge supporter of South African wines. She has WSET Level 2 and is currently studying towards Level 3. Follow her SA wine blogs and reviews at thewinedream.wine.
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