The 2016 vintage of this wine (not in the UK for a while, we learn) was awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their March 2019 edition's Spurrier's Fine Wine World (see blue link below).
De Wetshof Estate Bateleur Chardonnay 2016 - March 2019 Decanter review
The name De Wetshof has been synonymous with the production of fine wines in South Africa since the 1970’s. As the first registered wine estate in the Robertson Wine Valley, De Wetshof has become known internationally as South Africa’s eminent Chardonnay House due to the pioneering role it played in introducing this noble Burgundian grape to the country. The De Wet family’s winemaking heritage can, however, be traced back to 1694 when the first De Wets arrived at the Cape and immediately made a mark on the South African wine industry. Today, De Wetshof is one of the few third generation wine estates in South Africa. Here Danie de Wet, proprietor and cellarmaster, is assisted by sons Johann (viticulture and marketing) and Peter (winemaker).
This wine is a reflection of Danie de Wet`s personal taste combining great depth and length of flavour with elegance and finesse. An in depth knowledge of his specific vineyard plots allows him, in conjunction with barrel selection, to craft one of the best Chardonnays made in South Africa. Full spectrum of Chardonnay flavours explode in the mouth, with tropical and stone fruit flavours tempered with fresh zingy lime acidity and a creamy textured finish.
To see more detailed information on this wine from De Wetshof themselves, please click on the blue link below.
De Wetshof Estate Bataleur Chardonnay 2014 - fiche technique