Numerous South African wines have been listed by Decanter in their guide to the best Chardonnays outside Burgundy, with Hamilton Russell, Crystallum and Chamonix standing out as some of their favourites.
‘The only surprises here are the unexpectedly strong performances by wines from Lombardy and Niagara, and the presence in force of South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde region,’ commented Stephen Brook following a panel tasting of 80 leading Chardonnays. ‘On the basis of this tasting, Burgundy need not look anxiously over its shoulder as hordes of great Chardonnay producers draw ever closer. ‘ Read the full article on Decanter.com.
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