A nice Stellenbosch Chardonnay – DeMorgenzon DMZ 2018

Such an enjoyable and reliable chardonnay. I liked all vintages I’ve tried so far and the 2018 delivers again.

It’s not trying to imitate white Burgundy. New World chardonnay done in a good way. Ripe but also very fresh. A generous, yet sophisticated nose with citrus notes, yellow fruits and a well measured nuttiness in the background. A softer, not acid driven palate that just feels honest (i.e. not acid-adjusted), and even with some heat on the finish, the balance is good. Quite seamless, with layers of flavors, it’s so easy to enjoy.

Rating: very good, 88-89 points. 
Price: 10 €.
Stockist: Wein & Co and many more in Europe, UK.
Tasted: September, 2020.
Value: good, I would buy it again.
Drinking window: drink now, no reason to age it, but it surely can be kept for a few years.
Source: own purchase.