Capensis, Stellenbosch (Western Cape, South Africa) Chardonnay “Silene” 2021

($40, Sovereign Wine Imports):  Capensis is a Jackson Family project in South Africa.  As you would expect from the Jackson Family, the wines are very good.  This offering, their “entry level” (a term I dislike, but am at a loss for an alternative), conveys mild fruitiness and invigorating bright acidity.  Thankfully not overdone, nor opulent, it remains an engaging wine that shows off the allure of Chardonnay.
91 Michael Apstein May 14, 2024