Louis57 Double Eagle Chardonnay 2019 review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips

South African professional golfer Louis Oosthuizen’s range of 8 wines (4 red, 2 rosés, 2 whites) are bottled under the Louis57 brand (named after a memorable round of 57 at Mossel Bay Golf Course in 2002). What started out as a hobby for Louis in 2009, when he was just 26 years-old, has blossomed into internationally available wines with a gin and a brandy as a backup. While other professional golfers choose to match robust wines with eye-catching logos, the Louis57 range is subtle in both flavour and label design – in fact it’s hard to distinguish that it is the wine of an Open Championship winner from the bottle alone. So don’t expect traditional full-flavoured South African wines but ones in a lighter, softer style. The Double Eagle Chardonnay is all light lemon and apple with added soft butter and a light woody note.

Type: White wine
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2019
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Supplier: Sporting Wine Club
Price when reviewed: 12.93 (equivalent price when bought as 6x75cl at £77.60)
What the label says: lemon flavours...soft butter and vanilla
Alcohol %: 13
Format: Bottle with natural cork

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