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DeMorgenzon DMZ Chardonnay

South Africa is rising quickly on my list of locations for really good bargain-priced wines.  I showed up late to this party, but I’m sticking around now that I’ve found it.

This is the latest in my list of South African wines worth raving about.  And this one is a chardonnay.  I almost never “rave” about a chardonnay.  I know some of you are big chardonnay fans and some of you love to hate it.  In all honesty, I’m often in that latter group but I give credit where credit is due.  While I’ve tasted plenty of crappy chardonnay over the years, I’ve also had some mighty good ones.  And this is the latest to go on that list.

Lemon and straw dominate the nose of this wine, but it also shows some floral and wet stone aromatics.  The palate is vibrant, with crisp lemon flavors supported by green apple, white peach, melon and a dash of salt.  The balance is perfect.  It’s interesting and elegant.  This is a wine that will make you love chardonnay.  It’s delicious.

Wine: DeMorgenzon DMZ Chardonnay
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2012
Alcohol: 14%
Rating: 89
Price: $17.00 

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Tim is the founder and chief reviewer at Cheap Wine Ratings since 2007.

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