Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué 2011, Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$16.95 (246579)

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September 28, 2013

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very pretty, lifted, fresh and elegant take on Niagara's unique musqué clone of chardonnay. Expect generous...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Musqué is slowly creeping into the Niagara consciousness and into the hearts of winemakers across the peninsula. The...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Chardonnay Musqué is a varietal clone Niagara does very well -- perhaps a defining varietal of the region -- and this example from Cave Spring shows just how good it can be. Crisp and clean, not least from fermenting in steel tanks, it features aromas and flavours of peach and lemongrass, a combination of stone and citrus fruit leading to pithy bitterness on the extended finish. But while refreshing, it's also substantial in the mouth, and overall it comes across like a pleasant mix of Riesling and Gewurz without the often cloying sweetness of the latter. An exceptional value, very well done.

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