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Jardin Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015 Wine Review

Jardin Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015

Jardin Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015

Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Jardin

Agent: Abcon International Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

This wine is called Jordan in South Africa, however since there is a Californian winery by that name, it goes by Jardin outside the country. Husband and wife team Gary and Kathy Jordan own and operate this winery. Generous toasty oak and golden apple on the nose and palate of this robust Chardonnay. Good balancing acidity. Pair with roast chicken. Love it! Big, generous Chardonnay with mouth-watering zip! Gorgeous aromas of green apple, butter and hazelnut yet there’s also a zingy lime finish to clean up after the richness. Make your tongue happy.

Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, seafood in a rich cream sauce.

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This Jardin Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015 was reviewed on May 15, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Wineboy rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

I love barrel fermented Chardonnays often showing what i describe as Burgundian characteristics. This one delivers. I might think Burgundy except for a nutty note that dominates mid-palate. Makes you long for another sip.
Owned and operated by American ex-pats, Gary and Kathy Jordan, the winery is known as Jordan in South Africa; due to another winery in California with that name, they go by Jardin internationally. Jardin's Barrel Fermented (2015) Chardonnay from South Africa's Stellenbosch wine region is rich with tropical fruit, hazelnut and vanilla notes on the palate. Elegant with a long, mouthwatering citrus finish, over 90% of the wine was oaked in old and new oak. - Community Wine Reviews

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