The Good Guys Take:
The Op die Berg (On the Mountain) Chardonnay 2020 shows off the harsh climate well. There’s a vibrancy and a tension that was born in the winter snow. It is tempered by the moderate use of oak, filling in those glorious apple and citrus flavours with some decadence. This wine will smooth out further in time, but is already good to go.
Tim Aktin: 94 points (2018 and 2019)
Wine Magazine SA: 95 points (2019)
Platters Guide: 4.5/5 stars (2018)
Pale lemon colour that is clear, clear and bright. Subtle and elegant with a steely core, its aroma portrays freshness and perfume to the concentrated flavours of coconut, ginger, marmalade, and spun sugar. Careful oaking and extended lees contact have added texture and richness to this youthful and developing wine.