Rosehall Run Chardonnay Musqué 2009, VQA Prince Edward County

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$14.95 (225532)

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86 pts
5
October 15, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Rosehall Run's musqué has pronounced aromatics, like muscat on the nose, with vibrant green fruit and pot pourri-like...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very pale, slender County white with a gentle, vaguely floral musqué nose, green plum and spice. There is a...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Intensely aromatic with opulent floral notes and perfumed potpourri. Rich but tart with sharp, vigorous acidity,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

Chardonnay Musque mutations tend to be one people find in favour or not, across the board. Highly aromatic, they can almost run to Sauvignon Blanc - like profiles, depending on region and winemaker.

This example certainly hits the nose right off the bat: wet hay, stone fruit, unripe gooseberries and white floral notes. There's a touch of lemongrass and celeriac as well.

On the palate, bracing acidity almsot hides the tell-tale Chardonnay creamy mouthfeel; perhaps slightly unbalanced. Almonds, lemon juice, mineral. Medium-long finish, with the tart notes and minerality lingering.

Some may find this a slightly conflicted wine in terms of style. It's certainly unique, and I find tends to grow on you. Most definitely a food Chardonnay versus patio sipper. Paired beautifully with grilled lemon-herbed chicken - which really made the wine sing more.

Tasted July 2015.

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Barbara D. Ritchie
Barbara D. Ritchie

Highly aromatic, typical of the Chardonnay Musque varietal, this pale wine has a perfumed nose of roses, blossoms and lychee. Apple, citrus and peach flavours, with traces of minerality, fill out the crisp palate.

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