De Wetshof

Limestone Hill Chardonnay

9.052 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
Robertson, Breede River Valley, Western Cape, South Africa
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.0

Though unoaked, it is lees aged and boy does it deliver. Nose is straight pineapple upside down cake, rich with fruit, pie crust and clarified butter. There are quaffs of citrus and cold slate rounding it out quite nicely. Palate is big, round and supple. Juicy pineapple, lemon jelly, rendered duck fat and salty macadamia nuts. Not my typical go-to type of wine, but you gotta give the juice it's credit! Fun wine with a lot to show.

Though unoaked, it is lees aged and boy does it deliver. Nose is straight pineapple upside down cake, rich with fruit, pie crust and clarified butter. There are quaffs of citrus and cold slate rounding it out quite nicely. Palate is big, round and supple. Juicy pineapple, lemon jelly, rendered duck fat and salty macadamia nuts. Not my typical go-to type of wine, but you gotta give the juice it's credit! Fun wine with a lot to show.

2 people found it helpfulJul 24th, 2016
Jordan Wardlaw

Racy and austere. Lemon, green apple and herbal tea. Slightly pithy up front, rounding a bit on the finish with some fine lees quality. 100% stainless steel. Great value.

Racy and austere. Lemon, green apple and herbal tea. Slightly pithy up front, rounding a bit on the finish with some fine lees quality. 100% stainless steel. Great value.

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2018
Leslee D. Miller

Owner and Certified Sommelier Amusée Wine Consulting

9.1

Creamy pineapple, lime blossom & yellow apple in the nose-fresh citrus, lemon curd & baked yellow pomme on the palate. One of the best SA Chards on the market. #certifiablydelish

Creamy pineapple, lime blossom & yellow apple in the nose-fresh citrus, lemon curd & baked yellow pomme on the palate. One of the best SA Chards on the market. #certifiablydelish

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2015
Simon Lawson

Clay soil. Bolder, heavier, rich wine. Yellow fruits, pineapple. Life from stone.

Clay soil. Bolder, heavier, rich wine. Yellow fruits, pineapple. Life from stone.

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2013
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

#texsom #pinotfamily very pure clean and broad.

Aug 9th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.9

Pure canned pineapple juice and other goodies

Pure canned pineapple juice and other goodies

Jul 9th, 2015
Charles Gibbs

2013 showing beautifully. Juicy acidity with tropical notes. Don't think South Africa, think really good Chardonnay. Look for it.

2013 showing beautifully. Juicy acidity with tropical notes. Don't think South Africa, think really good Chardonnay. Look for it.

May 9th, 2015
Holly Evans-White

Mineral, lemon, pineapple, white Burgundy from South Africa. Delicious.

Mineral, lemon, pineapple, white Burgundy from South Africa. Delicious.

Feb 27th, 2015
Gilbert Lara Jr

A & B Imports, Inc.

A & B Imports, Inc.

Sep 26th, 2014
Mandy R

Lemon peels, white flowers, and slate with a well-rounded finish. An amazing unoaked Chardonnay.

Lemon peels, white flowers, and slate with a well-rounded finish. An amazing unoaked Chardonnay.

Apr 24th, 2019