Bachelder Wismer Vineyard Chardonnay 2011, VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$44.95 (345819)

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92 pts
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March 07, 2015

Critic Reviews (5)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a world class chardonnay produced from the oldest section of the Wismer vineyard in the Twenty Mile Bench...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A new release, mindful of micro-plot. From out of a Bachelder barrel, the great mystery of wood is not that it...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This section of the Wismer Vinayard was 22 years old in 2011, a parcel which Bachelder believes could be one of the...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Arrival in the fall in both branches Signature of Quebec and Montreal for this parcel cuvée which certainly has more...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is an impressive voluminous chardonnay. If looking for Burgundy benchmarks, Meursault perhaps in terms of...

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Community Reviews (3)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This wine was re-reviewed one+ year later and shows the potential of wine aging:
The 2011 Bachelder Niagara Wismer Vineyard Chardonnay has seductive aromas of subtle limestone minerality, pear, butter and vanilla on the nose and yellow apple, pear and gooseberry on the palate. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; BALANCED with crisp acidity and a creamy, oak influenced yet fruit-forward finish of long length. This is a sipper; drink now and for the next 5++ years (cork enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92-93 pts – recommended for its quality. Tasted in Jul/14 at 'Barrels & Bonfires (i4C 2014)' http://grapeselections.com/i4c-2014/.

The 2011 Bachelder Wismer Vineyard Chardonnay has intense aromas of pear, yellow apple, butter, light vanilla and oak. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine, with forward acidity, slightly tannic and a long oaky/vanilla finish. This is a food friendly and sipping wine; drink now- 2020. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts. Tasted in Jul/13 at 'i4C 2013' http://grapeselections.com/i4c-2013/.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Thomas Bachelder's Wismer vineyard Chard (Foxcroft Block?) is well balanced between citrus and pear driven fruit, crisp acidity and minerality (limestone soil). 2011 was a good year for Ontario whites and this is a great example of top notch Niagara Chard. Precise and focused. July 2014.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Medium+ intensity aromas featuring smoky oak, pear, apple, and subtle minerality notes. On the palate, it's full-bodied, creamy, very viscous with lovely aroma replays. Oak is nicely integrated. Very good acids along with a long, oak-spiced finish. Tasted Oct/2014.

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