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Lismore Chardonnay 2016

The Lismore Chardonnay is sourced from the estate's own vineyards grown on slopes at the base of the Riviersonderend Mountain Range, located in the Greyton ward of South Africa's Overberg wine region. Lismore is presently the only registered wine estate in the Greyton ward. Here, the combination of elevation and climate make for an extended ripening period - up to 4 weeks later than the traditional wine growing areas in the Western Cape - and as such the region is rapidly earning a reputation for premium, cool climate grapes. 

Barrel fermented and aged for 11 months in French oak winemaker Samantha O'Keefe did not allow malolactic fermentation to take place and as a result the wine has a fresh acidity. A complex, expressive bouquet with touches of smoke and walnut infusing the citrus fruit and a hint of toffee just underneath. The palate is lively and ripe on the entry with apricot, mandarin, orange zest and white peach. It is long in the mouth with a fine, walnut inspired finish.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Lismore Estate
Country:
South Africa
Region:
Cape South Coast
Sub Region:
Overberg
Style:
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Chardonnay
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Diam Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13
£24.50

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Customer Reviews

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Tim Atkin 2019

93 Points

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Neal Martin 2019

92+ Points

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Jancis Robinson 2018

16.5 Points