Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay 2011, VQA Niagara Peninsula

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Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$24.95 (302083)

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89 pts
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September 14, 2013

Critic Reviews (9)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is elegant, streamlined chardonnay with subtle, well integrated aromas of lemon, toast, pineapple and herbal...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Very dry and quite representative of a great Chardonnay from Niagara by biting its freshness and delicate floral...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Update June 2015:this has evolved very nicely, with the sulphur gone and plenty of bright fruit, floral and...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

From three blocks, Wismer, Saunders and Wismer-Foxcroft. Has gained fleshy weight and waxy polish in three short...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A classy, very elegant wine, subdued but builds and grows on the palate with of a touch of creamy lees, sweet cream...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A well balanced nicely structured chardonnay that shows how well Niagara can do with this grape. The nose is a...

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Rémy Charest
Rémy Charest

There is no lack of finesse and elegance in this nicely lemony chardonnay, with a touch of cream and well-integrated...

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Craig Pinhey
Craig Pinhey

A bit of a sleeper, this has a very subtle nose, but is very “every day” Burgundy in style, with low oak, not...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada. June 2015.

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Community Reviews (5)

David Brodati
David Brodati

Thomas Bachelder has done a wonderful job with this multi-vineyard Niagara sourced chard. Light yellow gold with a green tinge. Minimal use of older oak lends a suggestive rather than aggressive flavour quality. It presents tart apple and mineral aromas. The palate offers a creamy mouthfeel, high acidity, apple and citrus fruit, a certain greeness and creme brulee. Excellent length. Well balanced. Tasted May 2014.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2011 Bachelder Niagara Chardonnay, subtly mineral, has appealing aromas of yellow apple, lemon, butter and vanilla. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity wine; with crisp acidity and a long finish. This is a food friendly and sipping wine; drink past 2020 (cork enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts – recommended its quality. Tasted in Jul/14 at 'Barrels & Bonfires (i4C 2014)' http://grapeselections.com/i4c-2014/.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Nice creamy texture with honey suckle, and some faint citrus undertones. Easy drinking elegant stuff, flavours are subtle.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Light bright gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

Crisp yet with a nice mild creaminess on the finish.

Positives: This wine features light oak, lemon, green & yellow apple, ginger, clementine and limestone. Medium body with good acidity & a long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or pair it with orange roughy.

Tasted: 8 April 2014

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5/10, Total: 17+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

All these great reviews, but it just does not work for me at all. All I taste is the harshness of the oak, so I cannot get to the other attributes it is supposed to have. What a disappointment.

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