Cape Winemakers Guild

Paul Cluver Wines The Wagon Trail Chardonnay 2017

Greg Ballington

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Paul Cluver Wines Cape Winemakers Guild The Wagon Trail Chardonnay.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Ninth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and seventh still white wine. This is made up of 100% Chardonnay by Andries Burger from Elgin. Fruit was 100% wild fermented in 33% new French oak and on the lees for nine months. Only 70 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.

Light to medium greenish yellow in appearance. Interesting nose with stone and citrus fruits, some creaminess, spices and a touch of oak. Not as much oak influence as some of the other Chardonnays this tasting. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and a bit sharp with a light plus body. Palate likes to linger with layers of peaches, lemons, green apples and some white gravel. Long finish. Drink till 2025.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,910.00 ($57.82 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R5,400.00 ($63.60 a bottle) and lowest bid was R4,600.00 ($54.17 a bottle)

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#southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #whitewine
— a year ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
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