Lailey Vineyard Canadian Oak Chardonnay 2009, VQA Niagara River

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (225474)

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88 pts
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February 19, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, crisp, bright and lively on the nose, with inviting citrus, sweet herb and lightly honeyed notes. Wood is very...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

One of the very few wineries using Canadian oak, Lailey produces and elegant lightly oaked style of Chardonnay with a...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Okay, I’m as much in favour of experimenting with Canadian oak as anyone, but this is just over the top, with...

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Community Reviews (2)

Allison Vidug
Allison Vidug

Clear light gold colour. Medium expression. Aromas of oak, butter, caramel, Bartlett pears. Highlighted by nuances of baby breath and flint. Bold flavours of spice, lemon rind, melted butter and stone are supported by ample alcohol and acidity. It's delicious. I'll decant it to get the most out of this bottle.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Description: Medium straw in colour with medium to medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: An old world style chard showing chrysanthemums, lemon, green apples, mandarine, light oak, limestone & sweat peach on the nose.

Negatives: Not complex while showing a lot of citric flavours. The nose is the best part of this wine.

Interesting Thing: Made with Canadian oak.

Drink now on its own or pair chicken breast in a lemon/basil sauce.

Tasted: 24 Feb 12

Score: 8/10, Value: 8/10, Total: 16/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3

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