Château Des Charmes Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2011, VQA Niagara On The Lake

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$13.95 (81653)

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89 pts
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Critic Reviews (2)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A juicy well made chardonnay with just enough oak maturation to add complexity and structure without adding too much...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A terrific value chardonnay, gently oaked with notes of orange zest, vanilla, buttered popcorn and ocean brine. A...

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2011 Château Des Charmes Chardonnay Barrel Fermented was first barrel fermented and then aged in French Oak for 9 months. It has intense aromas of citrus, candied fruit – papaya/pineapple, light vanilla and underbrush. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry/dry, fruity to integrated wine, with checked acidity, soft tannin and a medium, woody finish. Drink with most foods, especially seafood in white wine/garlic/onion sauce, or sip on its own; drink now-2016+. Drank remainder after 3 days in the fridge and the wine became more aromatic with Tutti frutti (candied fruit mentioned above) notes showing through. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts – recommended for quality and price (can’t go wrong for $13.95). Tasted September/13.

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cardamom
cardamom

Very well balanced. Not too much oak. Amazing value for $13.95. This should be flying off the shelves.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Good for the price but a bit to edgy, unrefined and over oaked. Spend a couple extra bucks and get the St. David’s Bench Chardonnay – much more complex, balanced and creamy.

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