Highlights: Lelie van Saron Chardonnay 2017 Hemel-en-Aarde

Natasha Williams is a winemaker who works for Bosman, but she also has her own label, Lelie van Saron. This, the debut release, is exceptional.

Lelie van Saron by Natasha Williams Chardonnay 2017 Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa
13% alcohol. This is really impressive. It’s concentrated and rich, with meal, toast and spice notes, as well as lots of fruit. The oak is very well integrated and the fruit is in the pear and white peach spectrum, with lovely complexity. There’s richness and also seriousness here at the same time. A superb wine that’s been honestly made, showing the potential of Hemel-en-Aarde with Chardonnay. 94/100

UK agent: Indigo Wines

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