Tawse Sketches Of Niagara Chardonnay 2009, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (89037)

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90 pts
13
February 18, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

This well-priced and classic Ontario Chardonnay that has been having a very good year. It was awarded Gold at the...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

White flower, honeysuckle and gentle oak make up the nose of this delicate and refined Chardonnay. Lively minerality...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Great value from Niagara’s most consistently reliable winery.This has a lovely, quite complex aroma of peat, apple,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a well-conceived chardonnay, with bright acids and minerality anchoring it in the Niagara Peninsula, while...

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Community Reviews (9)

Adam
Adam

The balance and complexity are great at this price. The oak is obvious but not overwhelming and indeed nicely integrated with the minerality and fruit. Was a fantastic accompaniment to my first summer BBQ of the season.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Smoky oak flavours with noticeable minerality. A good value at under $20.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium straw in colour and medium intense nose.

Always nice to have a good quality Ontario Chardonnay that’s under $20.

Positives: This is a delicate Chard which has several layers featuring light oak, lemon, grapefruit, peat, green apple, wood smoke, limestone and hints of caramel. Medium body, with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: A little sour on the finish.

Drink now or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with seared scallops wrapped in bacon served on a bed of wilted spinach with candy tomatoes (my wife’s great recipe).

Tasted: 19 April 13

Best Buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9+/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Scott Turbett
Scott Turbett

More of a mineral style in my opinion but pleasant enough.

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