Thelema Sutherland Oaked Chardonnay 2015 (1x 75cl)

Awarded 96 points and rare Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their April 2017 edition review of South African Chardonnay (see blue link below).

 

Thelema Chardonnay 2015 - April 2017 Decanter review

 

Fresh citrus flavours combine brilliantly with subtle toasty oak. This wine has pure, clean fruit,leaving a fresh finish. This wine shows surprising complexity for such a young wine. Should age gracefully.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Country: South Africa
Region: Elgin
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Availability: 4 in stock
Delivery: Next day when ordered by 12pm
Product Code: SAEL0002B15S
£12.20
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