Toro De Piedra Grand Reserve Chardonnay 2014, Maule Valley

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Maule Valley, Chile

$19.95 (417493)

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November 26, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a contemporary take on chardonnay from southern Chile, crafted in a bright, tight, leesy-minerally style. All...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite ripe, full soft chardonnay with complex, if rather wood and earth driven aromas. Some vanillin and...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

An extra year is a matter of detriment to both varietal character and vitality. Now smells like sauvignon blanc,...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Big, bold & beautiful, but you need to like oaked Chards

Description: Light bright gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This complex wine features medium+ toast, Easter Lily, lemon tarts, pineapple, mango, peaches & cream corn, buttered popcorn, roasted marshmallows, oak spice, almonds, caramel, dill, ginger and vanilla. Full body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: This may not be a critically acclaimed Chard, but I really like it because it’s an oaked Chard that’s different from the usual oaked Chards you get for under $25, and this is almost half that price. Don't over chill and use the large Chard glass.

Drink now or in the next 5 of years on its own or pair it with Cornish Game Hen with cornbread stuffing.

Tasted: 5 Aug 2015

Best Buy

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9.5/10 Total: 18.5+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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