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2018 Meerlust Chardonnay

75cl Volume

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: white wine
Vintage: 2018 Other vintages
Appellation:Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa)
Winery: Meerlust Wine Estate
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Chardonnay
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Meerlust Wine Estate produces the 2018 Meerlust Chardonnay ($22.70), a white wine from Stellenbosch produced with chardonnay from the 2018 vintage. According to Drinks&Co users, this white wine earns 4 out of 5 points.

Description of 2018 Meerlust Chardonnay

2018 Meerlust Chardonnay (Chardonnay)


  • View: 2018 Meerlust Chardonnay has a bright, polished platinum with green colour.
  • Nose: Complex on the nose, with pear, citrus, and delicate floral aromas.
  • Mouth: Dry taste, with a full mineral flavour complemented with citrus fruit flavours and crisp acidity.

APPELLATION: Stellenbosch

VINEYARD: Meerlust Estate. Located in South Africa, this estate is named after the ocean, meaning literally ‘pleasure of the ocean'. Collected from four different vineyards within the estate, the different soil types contribute to the mineral flavour and the rich texture found in this Chardonnay. The grapes benefit from the ocean breeze that bathes the south-facing vineyards, and the combination of old and new grapes bring a delicious character to this vine.

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay.

AGEING: Barrel matured for nine months before bottling.

PREPARATION: The grapes are handpicked. Fermentation takes place 40% in new tight grain Allier French oak and 60% second fill 300 litre barrels. For half of the barrels the fermentation was assisted with specially selected Chardonnay yeast, while the other half was left to ferment naturally. The following step was malolactic fermentation, and finally the maturation process in wooden barrels. The end result is an elegant liquor with an appealing flavour and a full body. 2018 Meerlust Chardonnay is the touch of elegance and sophistication that you were missing.

PAIRING: This Chardonnay pairs perfectly with grilled salmon, pork belly, roast chicken, roast pork, and some cheeses, such as cheddar and gruyere.


ALCOHOL: 12.9%

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Reviews of 2018 Meerlust Chardonnay


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4 /5

Luxuriously furnished: The complexity of this Chardonnay is stunning, because it combines fruity sweetness with mineral accents and refreshing acidity. A white wine, as it should be - especially since it comes from the South African flagship Meerlust Estate.
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Meerlust Chardonnay 2018

4 /5

- The Chardonnay has found a perfect location in South Africa
- In different styles they will be expanded here and used as a base wine for sparkling wines
- Although the utmost care for growing and wine-making is required, however, for it upfront wines of great finesse and elegance
- This bright yellow in the glass gleaming with green hues Chardonnay has a complex bouquet with ripe pears, citrus and gentle, floral notes and subtle vanilla oak flavor
- The palate is full-bodied, generous, elegant with a harmonious acid
- Wonderfully creamy with hints of tropical fruit and lingering
- Excellent with fried fish dishes, creamy risottos, mushrooms and white meats and medium strong cheeses
- Allergens: contains sulfites
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Meerlust Chardonnay 2018

4 /5

Attractively platinum in colour with bright green inflections. Complex and pretty on the nose with notes of quince, citrus and vibrant florals, which develop into lemon curd, oatmeal and marzipan richness. Full bodied and generous on the palate with a crisp acidity and a long, mineral finish.
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- Very bright, polished platinum with green, vivacious hue. Complex, appealing nose with pear, citrus and floral notes developing into lemon cream, oatmeal and marzipan richness. On the palate the wine is medium bodied and linear but retains generous focused citrus fruit flavours with sleek, balanced and crisp acidity. The wine remains vivacious and fresh on the finish with clean citrus fruit and stony minerality. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish.
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A white with aromas of white flowers. Very light, pleasant.
6 X Meerlust Wine Estate Estate Chardonnay is good.
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Joel Adams
6 X Meerlust Wine Estate Estate Chardonnay 2017


Main aromas of pear and a banana. The Meerlust Chardonnay is a very cool wine.
Best served the white Stellenbosch at the correct temperature.
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Lizz Cubbert