Good quality exotic/domestic wine and spirit shop in West Hartford, CT.

Capensis Chardonnay 2014


SKU 20483



Winemaker Notes
Aromas of lemon zest, bergamot, stargazer lily, white truffle, shell and vanilla bean. On the palate, crisp and firm acidity with a luscious texture and flavors of Meyer lemon, fresh ginger, toffee and saline.

Category White Wine
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Brand Capensis
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThere's a balanced richness to this wine, with lovely notes of wood-grilled apple, toasted hazelnut, freshly baked apple pie and orange creamsicle that are cut by ample acidity. The medium-weight mouthfeel is smooth but not flabby, with lingering baking spice and toasted brioche notes on the close.

  • wa91

Wine AdvocateI reviewed the maiden release of the white Western Cape Chardonnay owned by the Jackson Family in my South Africa report in 2015. The sophomore 2014 Chardonnay follows on its heels. It has a winning bouquet, maybe a little obvious but very pleasurable nonetheless, laden with subtle tropical tones, pear and (like the 2013) a touch of brioche. The oak is certainly well integrated here. The palate is not fat, but there is the weight and presence in the mouth that you seek in a Chardonnay. It maintains lovely balance, the acidity finely tuned with nectarine, paw paw and citrus lemon towards the finish. It is a strong follow-up to their debut, even if as I mentioned previously, it does not offer the minerality you might seek from a top Chardonnay, but you will be enjoying this too much to care for that. The only caveat? Well, there's a surfeit of damn fine South African Chardonnay at cheaper prices out there.

  • ws90

Wine SpectatorAn alluring, toasty style, with lots of hazelnut and warm brioche notes leading the way for creamed melon and yellow apple fruit. Toast lingers on the finish, delivering a creamy mouthfeel and enough fruit for balance. For fans of the style. Drink now. 1,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2017

Adult Signature is required for every shipment.

For walk-in customers: Please call ahead of time to make sure the item you are seeking is in stock. Any product you see on our website is available for online orders and pickup orders, but it does not mean that it is physically in the store at all times.

Product availability, price, and wine vintages are subject to change anytime. Customers will be notified before processing the order in that scenario.

The estimated time of delivery is only accurate when the product being ordered is in stock at the store. If it is out of stock, shipping may take 1-2 more business days (even if faster options like overnight shipping are selected).

The description/title of each product on our website is the most accurate form of information for you to trust. If you see a difference between the description and the picture of the bottle(s) provided, the description is most likely the more accurate form of information. Sometimes a product's image is in the process of being updated, which is why we strongly advise our customers to order by the title of the product rather than relying on the picture of the bottle. If you have any questions about a specific product, please call and we will happily answer all of your questions. Thank you.