Monday, January 28, 2008

Thandi chardonnay - a good wine for a just cause



















October 10th 2008: As the day ended, and dusk set in at Sundown Park, we made a great meal and opened another great bottle of white wine. Thandi chardonnay 2005-2006 was an exquisite choice for our meal, marinated chicken prepared on the barbecue served with rice, sweet chili and spinach.

This wonderful wine comes from Elgin in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, 70 kilometers south-east of Cape Town, a region best known for its apple orchards.

This wine is solely made from the chardonnay grape, a concentrated white wine well balanced fruit and oak. An interesting nose of citrus, and vanilla and oak as it meets the palate.

The producer recommends the wine to be served chilled with spicy chicken dishes of succulent grilled fish, and I agree!!

The great thing is that the wine is even available here in Oslo. It is an expensive wine priced at NOK 140 (€17). Still I think I will plan another date with Thandi chardonnay 2005-2006, and by the way, I may have some chicken tenders in the freezer. Yum!

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