2018 Chardonnay, Ataraxia, Hemel-En-Aarde, South Africa
Founded in 2004 by husband-and-wife team Kevin and Hanli Grant, Ataraxia produce some of the best small-volume Chardonnay in South Africa. Matured for 10 months in barrique this wonderful wine has a creamy texture and gentle hazelnut complexity that pervades the citrus and stone fruit core.
Perfect with roast chicken or creamy fish based dishes.
'You know class when you taste it, and this is certainly that. Deservedly established as one of South Africa's most consistently outstanding Chardonnays, this has the structure and concentration to age, with no malolactic at all, 22% new wood and complex, nuanced, stony flavours of lemon zest, oatmeal and stone fruit. 2019-28.' – Tim Atkin MW, 95/100
Frequently rated in Decanters Best Chardonnays of the world (Outside Burgundy).