Closson Chase S. Kocsis Vineyard Chardonnay 2009, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$34.95 (184291)

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88 pts
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July 07, 2012

Critic Reviews (5)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A rich, savoury Chardonnay brimming with fresh orchard fruit and buttery pie crust. Palate boasts crunchy sea salt,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a typical Closson chardonnay - very intense and edgy, with complex marmalade, sauerkraut notes plus all kinds...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Pale gold colour. Honey, nutty, baked apple, lees, and butterscotch, oatmeal, pineapple aromas. Dry, elegant, round,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Closson Chase's 2009 Kocsis vineyard chardonnay is made in the usual full-blown style, with evident concentration and...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Seems anti-Beamsville because of a gooseberry-marmalade character. Rather unlike any of the other CC SV’s....

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

A premium Ontario Chard that can compete with the best in California, but not have their price tag

Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This intense, edgy and complex wine features medium toasted oak, butter, lemon custard, crème brûlée, peach, granny apple, toffee, apricot, dill, creamed corn, tea leaf and pink grapefruit. Full body with good acidity and a long length

Negatives: None

Interesting Points: Closson Chase is one of my favourite Ontario wineries that produce full body Chards. This wine worked well in both Montrachet style glassware as well as in the cooler climate one.

Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or pair it with Fettuccine Alfredo with blackened chicken.

Tasted: 16 Aug 2014

Best Buy at clearance price

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 (Clearance: 9.5+/10) Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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