2016 Leeu Passant, Stellenbosch Chardonnay

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2016 Leeu Passant, Stellenbosch Chardonnay

World-Class • Well Worth The Accolades!
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World-Class

When you taste and write about hundreds of wines a year, it is a challenge to have one standout over another without sometimes sounding inauthentic.

We hope today's feature accurately conveys our first impression of the 2016 Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Chardonnay when we say: this Chardonnay is world-class!

Yesterday, we tasted this wine blind and selected it as a feature before we knew the press. It deserves every bit of its accolade, "Chardonnay Of The Year."

First Impression

Until we introduce short videos of our real-time first impressions (coming soon), here is what you can look forward to:

The aromas: pear, freshly cut green apple, lemon rind, and white flower;

The flavors: pear, apple, sea shells, citrus pith, lime, wildflower, menthol, a hint of mild-oak, nut and a dash of white pepper and spice;

The tension: bright and snappy with clarity, it touches every corner of the palate with superb acidity, which effortlessly lingers until the next sip;

The texture: an elegant white within each layer; a bit of chalky tannin gives the wine an unbelievable mouthfeel;

The conclusion: World-Class!

$64.95 per bottle / $779.40 per case

Summary


"2019 CHARDONNAY OF THE YEAR"

FIVE STARS (*****), Platter

TIM ATKINS

96 / 100

THE MERCHANT'S MARK

Well worth the accolades, the 2016 Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Chardonnay is world-class! Pear, apple, sea shells, citrus pith, lime, wildflower, menthol, a hint of mild-oak, nut and a dash of white pepper and spice; bright and snappy with clarity, it touches every corner of the palate with superb acidity, which effortlessly lingers until the next sip; an elegant white within each layer; a bit of chalky tannin gives the wine an unbelievable mouthfeel.


Product Details


Producer: Leeu Passant

Country: South Africa

Region: No

Sub Region: Stellenbosch

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W7175