2005 cape mentelle chardonnay
"Green-gold. Spicy pear, melon and mint aromas, with subtle suggestions of butter, lees and grain. Plump but juicy, with energetic citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a slow-mounting floral honey quality. Very nicely balanced between dry tones and riper melon and pit fruits, with excellent snap on the finish. An impressively precise style that offers elegance and sap."