Toastiness from wood is clear on the nose. On the palate, the overwhelming flavor is artificial apple candy with a very light spritz of lemon. The finish has a lingering chemical taste. This wine scored two out of five points at the Palate Press Grand Tasting. Imported by Cape Classics.

2009 Excelsior Chardonnay

Toastiness from wood is clear on the nose. On the palate, the overwhelming flavor is artificial apple candy with a very light spritz of lemon. The finish has a lingering chemical taste. This wine scored two out of five points at the Palate Press Grand Tasting. Imported by Cape Classics.

WHO: Excelsior
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Breede River Valley, South Africa
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $9 (Media sample)

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