Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2011, VQA Niagara Peninsula
There is a lot going on here for a chardonnay at this price with lifted aromas of ripe apple pineapple fruit with...
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The 2011 Jackson-Triggs Reserve Series Chardonnay is a medium bodied wine with appealing notes of pear, subtle mint and green pepper, oak and faint vanilla (on the finish). It is well balanced; it needs to be opened for 30 min+ after which it has a perfectly oaky finish of medium to long length. This wine would go great with any crustaceans of your choice as well as being sipped by itself. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 88-89 pts – would highly recommend this wine and for $10.95 is a steal. Tasted Oct/12.
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Vanilla, lime, melon, and pineapple on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied and creamy. It tastes a bit overoaked.
Gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.
Positives. A perfect Chard nose, unfortunately the taste falls shy, but still good. Medium creamy, toasted oak with lemon, butterscotch, Anjou pear, Macintosh apples, nutmeg, cinnamon & limestone. Medium to medium+ body with good acidity & a long length.
Negatives. There's is a slight bitterness on the finish.
Interesting Point: Don't use the large Chardonnay glass as the bitterness will be over whelming.
Drink now or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with crab Alfredo.
Tasted: 22 Feb 13
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 17.5+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+
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Screw top. Pear, orchard fruits and hints of barnyard from the glass. Medium-bodied with flavours of beeswax and pear. Dry. Well-balanced with bright acidity. Finish is long with spiced oak flavours and hints of vanilla. Tasted Oct/2012.
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I like the creamy smoothness, went well with the spicy chicken we were eating but that bitter finish really lets the side down. A decent wine but you can do better for $12.00
This Chardonnay has obviously seen some time in oak as the creaminess and the vanilla come through prominently on the nose. Almost to the point of smelling like an aged whiskey with less alcohol. However the vanilla is very over the top and out of balance and after letting the wine sit it was all I could smell and taste.
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