This remains the benchmark Elgin producer of wine and in their Seven Flags Chardonnay, Andries Burger has conjured one of the standouts of the vintage, white or red. Just a showstopper of a Chardonnay that gives a lot of Burgundy a run for its money (and I’ve tasted a lot of white Burgundy). If you want to know how good South African whites can be, then look no further than Paul Clüver.
Pioneering in spirit and committed to this unique landscape, no family has been more influential than the Clüvers in establishing Elgin as one of SA’s finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir regions. The Paul Clüver Seven Flags Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the benchmarks of Elgin wine, underscoring the distinctive nature of this cool-climate wine-growing area.
Paul Clüver Estate Elgin Pinot Noir shows very good colour retention across all vintage, along with one of the best pinot structure as well as longevity, found in the Cape.
Producing world class wines requires a team effort, far greater than just the Clüver family. As a family business our goal is to guide the team and ensure that we adhere to the values that has helped us to be successful for more than 100 years.
The kind of wine whose quality makes you do a double take when you look at the price, this is a Chardonnay that could trick experienced professionals in a blind tasting. Tank, foudre, and stainless steel fermented, it’s a mini Puligny-Montrachet with yeasty complexity and citrus and wet stone core.
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