Saturday, May 12, 2012

Review: *** $ Backsberg Chardonnay (Kosher), Paarl, South Africa, 2010 = BEST VALUE

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Backsberg Chardonnay. 

By way of background, opening thoughts: Backsberg makes a value-priced line of Kosher South African wines.  I tried the Backsberg Merlot before and gave it a best value rating.  Today we are sampling the chardonnay.

Original tasting and review : This is Backsberg Chardonnay (Kosher), Paarl, South Africa, 2010, finished at 13.% alcohol.

In the glass: Medium light gold.

On the nose: Poured cool and swirled vigorously, shows lemony citrus and a mineral sleekness.  From the aroma, seems like this will be sweet and bright.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact lightly funky and quite sweet, with fresh pineapple creating the primary flavor element, with a few sprinkles of fresh lemon.  The finish brings little hooks of acid up into your cheeks and keeps them tugging for a full minute.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, and is a best value at its bargain price. 

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Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Backsberg Chardonnay. 

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