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Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2015 Wine Review

Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2015

Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2015

Western Cape W.O., South Africa

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2017-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Cathedral Cellar

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

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This Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2015 was reviewed on November 9, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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EGLINTON & LAIRD59 Add
CORNWALL & TRAFALGAR55 Add
BROCK & KINGSTON (HWY 2)55 Add
MAIN STREET & THOMPSON ROAD40 Add
HIGHLAND & WESTMOUNT (HIGHLAND RD PLAZA)36 Add
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Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Beautiful South African Chard. Crowd pleasing, great value. Lemon zest, and vanilla on the nose. Pink grapefruit, savoury, raw almond on the palate. Full bodied, tangy and zesty. Pairs well with roast chicken dinner. Tasted 2015 vintage in May 2018. 90 points
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Big and delicious full-malo Chard that is perfect if you like oak and malolactic flavours. Tons of nutty and creamy notes from the barrels. High alcohol too.
Deep yellow colour, with whisps of mixed nuts, coconut, banana, and butter. Rich and easygoing. Try not to overchill it.
Flavours of lemon curd on the finish. Very rich and tasty. Good pricepoint too.
Pair it with lobster, with lots of butter and lemon.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier reviewed this wine as follows:

Prominent aromas showing uber flinty minerality nose and faint citrus blossom and orchard fruit notes. Flavours showcase apple, mild toasted oak, and a smooth buttery texture. A medium-full bodied, dry, high acid Chardonnay with a long toasted finish. Enjoy with gourmet grilled cheeses. Tasted July 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
From Cathedral Cellars, this Western Cape wine region 100% Chardonnay is fantastic value under $20. Rich butter and smoke nose with even richer flavours of Meyer lemons, vanilla, butterscotch and sweet spice on the palate. Pair with roast Cornish hens. - Community Wine Reviews

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