Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2011, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2011, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$12.95 (526251)

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  • 4.34.3

Pale straw; melon, apple and light oak aromas; crisp, clean flavour

Serving Suggestion
Freshwater fish, oysters

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Francois Botha
Francois Botha

Vanilla, lime, melon, and pineapple on the nose. The wine is medium-bodied and creamy. It tastes a bit overoaked.

4.34.3
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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

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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4.44.4
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Mark Britton
Mark Britton

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.

3.83.8
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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

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.

4.34.3
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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

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+

4.34.3
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