Norman Hardie Niagara Unfiltered Chardonnay 2012, VQA Niagara Peninsula

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Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$39.00 (184432)

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91 pts
10
August 16, 2014

Critic Reviews (9)

DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

Yet another stunner from the gifted mind of Norman Hardie. It's a striking Niagara chardonnay with Burgundian...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This gold medalist at the 2014 National Wine Awards is a very aromatic, intense and refined chardonnay showing...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The '12 Niagara has swapped spontaneity for coherence, licentiousness for logic. Has entered the stage of...

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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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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Drinking beautifully at the moment, the 2012 chardonnay from Niagara brings an uncommon floral note to ripe but fresh...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An extravagantly long, focused and complex chardonnay with a good deal of very fine oak. Broad and with a palate that...

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Michelle Bouffard
Michelle Bouffard

Pronounced aromas of ginger, orange peel, banana, lemon and toast. Bodied and tart and subtle notes of toasted...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Wooded chardonnay but intelligently, without excess; nice lemony note enhanced by a touch of volatile acidity. In the...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

A touch reductive, but that smokey sulphurous note simply adds another dimension. Lean and mineral driven but without...

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Community Reviews (1)

David Brodati
David Brodati

I'm an unabashed Norm Hardie fan (and I like his wines too), so I hope I can be objective. The Niagara sourced 12 chard is excellent (what's new with Norm's wines). Yellow gold, aromatic nose of smoke, mineral, caramel, butter and some baking spice. The palate offers citrus, apple, white peach, and a very slight nudge into the tropical spectrum. It is mid weight with citrusy acidity as a frame. Excellent length. Complex. Nicely done. Feb. 2015.

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