If I Could Buy Only One – September 4th VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”


Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2019

($29.95, Mark Anthony Group)
John Szabo – I really have to say, that from the September 4th release, my easy only one would be the Hidden Bench Estate Chardonnay 2019. Ontario 2019 is shaping up to be a glorious chardonnay (and pinot) vintage in Ontario, the cooler conditions lending a steely, minerally edge to the wines. This example is rendered by Hidden Bench into a chiseled wine with terrific relief and depth; I love the precision, the perfectly integrated wood influence, the genuine depth and complexity. In an international context, this is one exceptional value chardonnay, easily equal, or superior to, wines at twice the price from more name-brand regions. Chapeau bas to the Hidden Bench team, also for their dedication to organic farming and low carbon footprint ethos. Best 2022-2030.



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