89%
of 192
would buy again
89%
of 192
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

89% of 192

2016

91% of 278

2015

89% of 226

2014

91% of 245

2013

90% of 219

Richard's Elgin Chardonnay 2017

89%
of 192
would buy again
89%
of 192
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

89% of 192

2016

91% of 278

2015

89% of 226

2014

91% of 245

2013

90% of 219

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    Sold by The Wine Society

    £27.50

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£28.99

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  • Rustenberg Five Soliders Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2017

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £27.50

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£28.99

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Richard's Elgin Chardonnay 2017

89%
of 192
would buy again
89%
of 192
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

89% of 192

2016

91% of 278

2015

89% of 226

2014

91% of 245

2013

90% of 219

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £30.00

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Rustenberg Five Soliders Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2017

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £27.50

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£28.99

Angels Angel Price

£16.99

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £30.00

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Rustenberg Five Soliders Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2017

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £27.50

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£28.99

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£16.99

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About the wine

Top-end Chardonnay from a Sheffield-born Master of Wine
  • Richard does Elgin best. Fact. To prove it, he's won the ultimate accolade in South African winemaking, the Platter 5 stars for Chardonnay
  • All this meant it was a no-brainer to invest in Richard. We've landed up with Burgundian quality at South African prices
  • The doyenne of wine writing, Jancis Robinson, wrote a glowing review of a previous vintage. And awarded it a fine score of 16.5+/20

Best before
Drink now to 2023

Serving advice
Serve lightly chilled at 12-14°C

Food match
As this is a special wine, I would suggest upping the ante on food pairing choices. Personally, I love this with Walvis Bay oysters; Lobster (or what we call Crayfish) boiled and served simply with lemon, garlic butter - Thermidor is generally too rich for this wine. You can also replace the lobster with some tiger prawns or try pasta in a clam sauce, pan-fried chicken with tarragon and cream sauce; Truffle risotto or even simple bowtie pasta in a creamy wild mushroom sauce.

Richard's Elgin Chardonnay 2017

South Africa

Western Cape

Chardonnay

Rich White

13.5% ABV

75cl

Meet the winemaker - Richard Kershaw

  • He's a tip-off from Rod and Richard proved he is seriously wine savvy when he became a Master of Wine. Not bad for a man from Sheffield!
  • Angel funding gave Richard the jump his one-man business needed, allowing him to tap into South Africa's huge potential to make spectacular wines without hiking up the price.
  • Unlike the show-off wineries in South Africa, Richard dreams of owning a shed to make wine in. So you're not paying for fancy cellar doors, marble floors, and Michelin-starred restaurants. Just raw winemaking talent, great grapes, and a shed.

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89% of 192 would buy it again
£16.99

2017

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