Very best value SA Chardonnay at under R80pb in 2012

GREAT BUYS for the festive season… Chardonnay from South Africa that has been highly recommended by one or more of the expert tasting panels around the world this year AND which costs less than R80 a bottle – with prices given ex-cellar, or approximate retail if the cellar is closed to the public:
BERGSIG 2010 – R66
BOLAND CELLAR Reserve No 1 2010 – R63
BON COURAGE 2012 – R34
BRAMPTON 2012 – R50
DE WETSHOF Woolworths Limestone Hill 2011 – R70
DOUGLAS GREEN 2011 – R38
DURBANVILLE HILLS 2011 – R50
FRANSCHHOEK CELLAR Our Town Hall 2011 – R40
GLENWOOD Unwooded 2012 – R73
HARTENBERG 2010 – R78
KLEINE ZALZE Vineyard Selection 2011 – R69
KOELFONTEIN 2010 – R75
LABORIE Limited Collection 2010 – R65
LANZERAC 2011 – R70
LE BONHEUR 2010 – R63
LORD’S Barrel Fermented 2011 – 70
MONT ROCHELLE Barrel Fermented 2010 – R78
PULPIT ROCK Reserve 2009 – R60
RIEBEEK CELLARS A Few Good Men 2009 – R46
SIMONSIG 2010 – R75
STELLENRUST 2011 – R42
VAN LOVEREN’S Christina Van Loveren 2011 – R70
VONDELING 2010 – R70
WELTEVREDE Place of Rocks 2011 – R79For a ‘virtual visit’ to these good-value cellars, click on the links above. For details of the awards and ratings, and for more premium versions of South African Chardonnay that have received good reviews locally or internationally in 2012, click here.