Danie De Wets has steadily demonstrated both what he and the Robertson region--for many still an unknown--can deliver. He does it again in this convincing white, built (of course) on a solid Chardonnay fruit core. Rich but not sappy, it offers abundant flavor, a solid mouthfeel, elegant style and a spicy, long finish. An impressive white with balance and finesse…
This is the midrange wine in Danie de Wet’s clutch ofChardonnays, proof that the hot climate of Robertson is no bar to making fine white wines. With its steely character, this is the most French wine, almost Chablis in style, from this producer. Spices, green plums, kiwifruit are all there, as is fresh, crisp acidity.
A ripe but lively wine, from this master of Chardonnay. Danie de Wet’s entry point wine is full, fat and toasty but also has fresh, green fruit flavors and a layer of cinammon and tropical fruits. It is great Chardonnay, delicious and tasty. Best Buy.
This is a Chardonnay that showcases the best of what South Africa can offer: fresh fruit, elegant minerality, good value. The nose of citrus and flowers is both flirty and sophisticated, and the palate is friendly but complex, with mingling fruit and spice. Everything about the wine makes an impression from start to finish.
A crisp, unwooded wine, at once tangy and full. Citrus, melon and herb aromas lead into a palate that pops with sweet and sour orange-pineapple fruit and clove accents. Despite the lean profile, it even has a buttery note. Refreshingly clean Chardonnay.
The deep golden color of this wine stands out. The nose offers light wafts of loft-dried hay, sweet toast, lychee and apricot. An herbal note surfaces, but is hard to distinguish, reminding this taster of dessert-style Sauvignon Blanc.
Bold and round, this Chard offers rich fruit flavors of ripe apple, white peach and soft melon propped against a yellow floral and honeysuckle backbone. Sensual but balanced with lively acidity and a clean close. Drink now.
Named after Danie de Wet’s wife, this elegant Chardonnay balances smooth fruit with crisp acidity and a spice-and-toast finish. There have been better, more concentrated, vintages of this wine—notably the 1998 and 1993—but it will develop well over the next four or five years.