Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Neudorf 'Maggie's Block' Pinot Gris 2014 14%
A generous and enticing bouquet of Gris aromas - white peach and fleshy pear under-pinned by a white floral and mineral suggestion. On the palate - just dry with some residual sugar and warming alcohol to fill the palate with temptation; flavors of tree fruits and a little citrus peel add to the story nicely. Medium weight and length, balanced and well made.
3.5 Stars

Neudorf 'Moutere' Chardonnay 2013 14%
This is what Chardonnay is all about - balance, generosity, complexity and persistent flavors on the palate: a seamless bouquet of ripe stone-fruit aromas laced with decent measure of oak; just enough lees stirring and solids contact to add complexity and some complex sulphide notes. On the palate - just the same with a seamless transition into flavors and textures that make Chardonnay fans stay exactly where they want to be. Generous, rich in texture and flavors of stone fruit and mineral nuances, noticeable oak without interference. Well done Neudorf - this is the best yet!
5 Stars (94 Points)

Neudorf 'Twenty Five Rows' Chardonnay 2013 14%
Aromas of sweet peach and fresh barrel greet the nose first then evolve into a complex bouquet of mineral, stones and fruit as the wine begins to reveal its true self. There is a mix of some new and older barrel aromas as well as core of fruit that hugs the oak and oak spice suggestions. On the palate - dry, creamy, leesy, fruity and gentle spices show off a wine with power and impact. This is such good Chardonnay I am almost speechless - the textures and length on the palate are superb; medium+ acidity and weight and a long winding finish. Outstanding example!
5 Stars (95 Points)

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