La Brune Chardonnay 2023 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
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This vintage has not been rated yet; see 2022 vintage:

‘The 2022 Chardonnay is, for want of a better word, but one that is apposite, absolutely delicious. The very well-defined nose has white peach, French patisserie and light meringue aromas. The palate has a slightly waxy texture with good extract, slightly pithy, but it retains superb delineation and precision. I am intrigued to see how this ages in bottle, yet it is damn near impossible to resist reaching for that corkscrew. 2024-2040’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 93/100

‘Nico Grobler has a great track record with Chardonnay so it's no surprise that he's continued where he left off at Eikendal in his new venture. Fermented in 30% new Burgundy barrels, this is nuanced, taut and focused, all lemon zest and wet stones with a toasty finish. 2024-30’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023, 93/100

‘The 2022 as a vintage saw more light intensity – leading to better fruit concentration – and a slow ripening cycle. This multi-clonal blend makes up a wine with beautiful layers of lemon spritz, white blossom, elegant toast and white stone fruit, leading to a textured, complex, almost Meursault-like blanched almond mid-palate; with a salty, preserved lemon end. There is no fat here, but rather an understated sense of elegant power. The finish is bone dry, mineral, and fresh.’ – James Pietersen, April 2023

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Nico Grobler
Alcohol 13%
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chardonnay
Technical analysis RS: 2 g/L | TA: 6 g/L | PH: 3.35
Producer information Nico Grobler is an extremely accomplished winemaker that still, somehow, flies under the radar. Responsible for the multi-award-winning Eikendal wines, Nico and his wife have set up La Brune in Elgin and focus solely on Pinot Noir. Hell-bent on making wines with natural acidity, his value Pinot is a great demonstration of this.
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