Norman Hardie Chardonnay 2009, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Wonderfully expressive, complex Chardonnay that offers up inviting aromas of coconut oil, buttermilk, yellow apple, apricot, orchard blossom and stony mineral. Still quite youthful on the palate, with vivacious acidity and generous oak accents. Crisp, lightly toasty finish has a lip-smacking mineral and orchard apple notes. Everything is in place for this to cellar nicely; expect it to become even more interesting over 5+ years. Also enjoyable tonight with pork roast. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2012)
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Norman Hardie's Niagara sourced chardonnay is a yellow-gold medium weight wine that hits all the marks. Fresh fruit, vibrant acidity and minerality, measured oak, all balanced in an integrated and complex wine with a really nice viscous mouthfeel. The lengthy finish reveals a touch of heat. A good choice to accompany a Thanksgiving meal. 90-91. October 2013.