Indaba

Western Cape Chardonnay

8.518 ratings
8.32 pro ratings
Western Cape, South Africa
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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David Kline

Have been consuming copious amounts of clearance wines of late, and just got review withdrawal. I normally won't review sub-par wines, as you can expect the worst from most 'value' wines, and instead highlight the good. While not awful, there isn't much to see here. Way overripe tropical smells bordering on rot, heavy, lemon pudding. Not a great start. There is a bright Apple spot on the palate, with a near-effervescent texture to the acidity. Hard to tell if it is a late addition, but the lemon and lime seem natural, and the vanilla booty is large, but won't crush you.

Have been consuming copious amounts of clearance wines of late, and just got review withdrawal. I normally won't review sub-par wines, as you can expect the worst from most 'value' wines, and instead highlight the good. While not awful, there isn't much to see here. Way overripe tropical smells bordering on rot, heavy, lemon pudding. Not a great start. There is a bright Apple spot on the palate, with a near-effervescent texture to the acidity. Hard to tell if it is a late addition, but the lemon and lime seem natural, and the vanilla booty is large, but won't crush you.

1 person found it helpfulAug 9th, 2016
Sue Mohle

Not the best example. But I love wines from South Africa and they always take me back there

Not the best example. But I love wines from South Africa and they always take me back there

Mar 12th, 2016
Greg Gratson

$9 from Berkeley wine, cheaper substitute for French Chardonnay

$9 from Berkeley wine, cheaper substitute for French Chardonnay

Jun 11th, 2017
Jenny Miguel

Exceptional!

Exceptional!

Mar 11th, 2016
Sara Turbow

Chardonnay--citrus, clean finish, no oak.

Chardonnay--citrus, clean finish, no oak.

Nov 27th, 2015
Suzanne Carver

Suzanne had this 2 years ago

Suzanne had this 2 years ago

Feb 25th, 2019
Francois Morin

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Francois had this 4 years ago

Oct 7th, 2016
Shannon

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Sep 4th, 2016
Mike Zaic

Mike had this 5 years ago

Mike had this 5 years ago

Jul 14th, 2016
Kate G
9.1

Kate had this 5 years ago

Kate had this 5 years ago

Jun 19th, 2016