Radford Dale Touchstone Chardonnay 2022 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Elgin
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‘It starts quietly, slowly, almost tentatively appearing from the glass with sweet tangerine and orange blossom notes, a touch of struck flint. And then it begins to build: quietly, slowly, tentatively. Yuzu, chamomile, smoked sour cream and clementine-sweet acidity. Grilled chestnuts on a sunny winter afternoon – bright horizontal white-light purity, nutty warmth, earthy crème de marrons. The silky weight of this wine is strikingly sensual. It's like cool butterfly-light fingers running over warm curves, filling spaces with vibrations. This sets a whole new bar for Elgin Chardonnay. 2024-2029’ – Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20

‘Grapes from three blocks, the first two planted in 2008 and 2009 while the last is high-density established in 2016. Spontaneously fermented and matured in barrel for 10 months, 10% new. Citrus, apple and some yeasty, biscuit-like notes on the nose. Good depth of fruit, acidity that’s crisp to the point of sour, the finish savoury. A characterful wine that combines oxidative notes with the freshness so typical of the area. Alc: 13.5%.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Jacques de Klerk
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Light-bodied
Blend information 100% Chardonnay
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Chardonnay
Rating JR 17.5
Producer information Alex Dale and Ben Radford are the founders of Radford Dale. Alex and his team produce only the most individual, terroir-focused wines under the Radford Dale range. They own some vineyards but also co-managing parcels of the best vines with growers in other regions. They follow a minimal intervention winemaking approach and their dedication to nature, geology and climate is beautifully expressed in their wines.

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