Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2007, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$28.95 (68817)

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91 pts
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November 27, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The 2007 Hidden Bench chardonnay is maturing quite rapidly as are many from this vintage, but the flavour intensity...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Re-tasted twice in fall 2010, this elegant, fulsome, smooth chardonnay from the hot, soft 2007 vintage is now...

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Community Reviews (2)

Chris Saunders
Chris Saunders

The wine is golden straw coloured in the glass. Deep rich aromas lift from the glass - campfire smoke, buttery popcorn, honey, baked apple and lemon. The wine is rich and luxurious on the palate, feeling heavy and silky. The acidity in this wine is refreshing, and the bonanza of peaches, pear, lemon rind and a dash of pepper and clove is very interesting. The flavours persist for some time afterwards, and the spicy oak influence is the main residual.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Ontario's Hidden Bench hit the nail right on the head in 2007 with their Estate Chardonnay. The exceptional vintage conditions in Ontario that year allowed both red and white varietals to ripen to their full potential laying the path to a great wine by any standard. There is a soft oakiness to this Chardonnay; a touch of the old-world with some refreshing notes of the new. While quite full on the palate, this wine has some soft citrus notes that follow up its traditional oaked style. You could easily pair this with a delicate white fish and I will confidently say that it even has the stuffing the accent your holiday turkey feast.

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