Amayna Chardonnay Estate Btld. 2008, Leyda Valley, San Antonio

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Aconcagua Valley, Chile

$19.90 (76265)

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90 pts
6
March 31, 2012

Critic Reviews (5)

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

Cool climate Chardonnay is seriously cool these days and this one is from one of Chile's coolest growing areas. More...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A deliciously savoury, mineral, crisp and well-balanced example of chardonnay, perhaps the best yet from the reliable...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

With very few exceptions, I have not been all that impressed with Chilean Chardonnays, no matter where they’re...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a very ripe chardonnay that seems to have had too much oak treatment since the nose of ripe fruit is slightly...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has an offbeat, not quite correct nose that accentuates ripe pineapple fruit and spicy oak, but has a medicinal...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

Positives: A really nice, smooth and creamy Chard featuring medium toasted oak, buttery, spiced apple, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, persimmon, creme brulée, lemon meringue pie, coconut, vanilla and cashews. Full body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: You do get some heat from the 14.5% alcohol.

Interesting Point: LCBO has this at $3 off regular price until it's sold off. Good time to buy now.

Drink now or over the next 2-3 years on its own or pair it with, what else?; Lobster and drawn butter. Utterly hedonistic.

Tasted: 22 Sept 12

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

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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