Crystallum Agnes Chardonnay 2019
Intense and layered in the mouth, with a great fruit core and lovely fresh acidity keeping things fresh and lively.
Crystallum's Agnes Chardonnay is a concentrated, beautifully balanced style, crafted from fruit grown in five separate vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde and Overberg regions. The final blend retains the characteristics of these great individual plots, and the 2018 vintage comes from a hot, dry season tempered by cooler nights resulting in healthy, ripe, concentrated grapes.
"The 2018 The Agnes ... has a discreet bouquet with subtle pressed flower and shale-like aromas that suggest this is a Chardonnay for cellaring. The palate is wonderfully poised, revealing hints of vanilla and coconut flakes on the entry, countered by a crisp line of acidity and a pleasing tautness on the finish. Excellent."robertparker.com
92 Points - Antonio Galloni
Concentrated and beautifully balanced. The nose is wonderfully expressive with notes of lime, grapefruit, nectarine and ripe peach. Intense and layered in the mouth, with a great fruit core and lovely fresh acidity keeping things fresh and lively.