Topiary Chardonnay 2020
|South Africa, Franschoek
Top notes of clove, allspice and frankincense dance in the bouquet of this light gold pour, with notes of pie crust, baked apple and spiced orange at the core. The medium-weight palate offers similarly rich and toasty flavors as the nose put forth, but with a kiss of salinity that hangs on through the finish. Drink now.
A sleek, medium-bodied white, with rich aromas and flavors of poached apricot, lime blossom, pastry cream and brioche underscored by smoke and graphite. Expressive up front but more reserved through the midpalate, gaining momentum again on the spiced finish. Drink now. 490 cases made, 100 cases imported.