Santa Carolina Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2013, Casablanca Valley

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Casablanca Valley, Chile

$15.95 (928580)

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December 10, 2016

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Soft, mild, gently oak and orchard fruit flavoured, round and easy drinking. Ready to enjoy. Tasted November 2015....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a rather sweet, warm and buttery chardonnay. Lots of flavour for the money - pineapple, banana, lemon and oak...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This effectively balances the fruit and the oak, as advertised, but there really isn't much of either, just some vanilla and white pepper mixed with pineapple, other tropical fruit, and apple. That might normally be enough, but it's way too thin, especially for a well-oaked "Gran Reserva," and has none of the lusciousness and enveloping warmth one expects from this sort of wine, instead lacking aromatic oomph and turning thin and bitter on the palate. It's not terrible, and the price is good, but why bother with so much better, similarly-affordable Chilean Chardonnay on the market?

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