Jamie Goode, British journalist and popular blogger (www.wineanorak.com) joined wine cellars in the Elgin valley to get hands-on experience in this Southern Hemisphere harvest. Jamie joined Iona, Paul Cluver, Almenkerk and Elgin Ridge for four days spending time in the vineyards and cellars as grapes were picked, crushed and processed.Read More
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Jamie Goode spent the day with Werner harvesting Langrug, the lovely home of our Mr P Pinot Noir and Sophie grapes. His experience and world wide perspective is invaluable.
Jamie Goode took part in the 2017 harvest in South Africa's Elgin wine region. Syrah and Riesling come into the cellar.
Iona Chardonnay 2013 Elgin. Elgin has a talent for Chardonnay. I tried this wine, which in the UK is stocked by Marks & Spencer, and was blown away by it. I gave it a good write up, and then a week later found out it had been awarded five stars by Platter. So I wasn't alone in my admiration. Iona has stepped up a gear in the 2013 vintage, for sure.
13% alcohol. A lovely Elgin Chardonnay that blends freshness with a bit of richness. Just beautifully balanced. Grapefruit, pear, white peach and subtle bready notes combine to create an expressive Chardonnay with real citrus precision. Real class. | JAMIE GOODE | 94/100