Henry Of Pelham Estate Chardonnay 2013, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (268342)

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November 28, 2015

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Sunlight is the key to this ripe Chardonnay, snatched from vines that grow on the most easterly of the Niagara...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a lovely, silky yet poised chardonnay with well integrated, subtle and complex flavours of ripe yellow pear,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Quite deeply coloured, with a strong dose of oak influence off the top, though the palate has an equal measure of...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A good value chardonnay with very fine, but on the brink of excessive oak but with lovely citrus, green and yellow...

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Community Reviews (2)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Absolutely fantastic Chardonnay. This is textbook Oaked Chardonnay. Balanced fruit and acidity and very calm on the palate. HOP has a great track record of consistent wine making and this chard continues that legacy at a terrific price.

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

HoP has been a reliable and consistent producer for many years, but for me, this chardonnay doesn't quite hit the mark. There is abundant and attractive fruit, but the amount of oak present shifts the wine out of balance in my view, and makes it hard to match with food... smoked fish, perhaps?
July 2016 update: a second bottle was smoother, richer, and far less woody, so I have upped my rating. I think the excessive woodiness I found previously was due to the bottle being somewhat corked. Now my only gripe is that HoP didn't use screwcap closure for this wine!

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