A big peachy style of Chardonnay. A degree of oak buried in that nose I suspect. A full bodied, creamy smooth style. Crisp lemony acidity. A very refreshing, vibrantly fruity style of wine. An excellent match. The fruit became more savoury in the context of the dish. It was all harmony and supportive.
Bright straw yellow colour. Lovely rich varietal nose. Excellent varietal palate. Extremely well structured with good length. The rich fruit on the palate was accentuated by the creaminess of the dish. The structure of the wine carried the richness well.
Funky, nutty, mild, ferment style character on the nose and a creamy malo character with some nice elegance and flavours. A touch hollow and simple perhaps. The toasty malo character goes well with the oily salmon and buttery crouton but it was a touch short on the finish.
Complex, creamy and with a touch of bottle age. A very creamy palate. Sweet oak and long. It had plenty of flavour to cope with the food.
A sort of cola, nut, vanilla. Lots of barrel notes with some green apple. Some lime. More barrel notes. Even a slightly burnt note. A bitter orange hint in the mouth. Red pear, vanilla and cola. Lemon, apple. Soft, simple. Not buttery but very vanillin. The wine brought forward the asparagus and the oil, intensifying the asparagus. The balance between the wine and the dish were reasonable.
Cathy van Zyl
Medium, deep straw in the glass. Forthcoming, pungent, almost white asparagus notes on the nose coupled together with vanilla, oak aromas, biscuits and yeasty bread. These same flavours could be found on the palate which was long and balanced. The dish accentuated the sweetness and vanillas in this wine.