Calmel & Joseph Villa Blanche Chardonnay 2012

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Chardonnay Chardonnay
France

$14.45 (375071)

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  • 8787

87 pts
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Critic Reviews (5)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A juicy apparently unoaked chardonnay with fresh aromas of melon and pear fruit with floral and herbal notes. It is...

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Michelle Bouffard
Michelle Bouffard

Wooded wine with flavors of lime, grapefruit and banana. Some residual sugar. Simple and harmless medium sized wine....

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Craig Pinhey
Craig Pinhey

Unusually floral, pretty nose for a Chardonnay. Medium bodied, with lots of typical Chardonnay stone fruit and a...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

(Tasted blind at WWAC14): Light straw-lime in colour, the 2012 Villa Blanche Chardonnay reveals notes of fern leaves...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is very much a warmer clime chardonnay with ripe melon/yello mango fruit well managed with oak-derived...

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Community Reviews (2)

Mikhail Polienko
Mikhail Polienko

Chardonnay du Monde ’13 GOLD (top 50 of 890)
11 Vintage – Chard. du Monde ‘12 GOLD (top 5 of 890)
Jancis Robinson 16.5p
Concours National des Vins ‘13 IGP France GOLD

A rich, brilliant gold robe. The nose is clean and bright, with hints of almonds, white flowers and aniseed. In the mouth it has a fresh attack, and a pleasingly rounded character on the mid palate, with a refreshing “zip” on the finish and aromas of juniper flowers.
Terroir
Volcanic, clay and limestone soil.
Climate is Mediterranean, warm and sunny with low rainfall. Winters are mild, summers are hot and dry.
NO WEED KILLER

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Gerald Fruehwirth
Gerald Fruehwirth

After doing over 80 staff tastings at LCBO stores I have come to realize that it sells so well because of the balance of Oak, not the dominate taste, but part of the complexity of tastes.I am told that even people that don't like Chardonnay, enjoy this wine.

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