Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada

Chardonnay Chardonnay
Ontario, Canada

$44.95 (184549)

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July 11, 2020

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Tasted within the context of several top Niagara chardonnays at the I4C event in June, this showed extremely well....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is the eagerly anticipated first re-release of the Clos Jordanne project, formerly a joint venture between...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a beautiful elegant chardonnay whose reappearance has been eagerly awaited. The grapes from the Grand Clos...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Welcome back, to that grand vineyard place that we've talked about. Down on the farm near the water where chardonnay...

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Community Reviews (4)

David Brodati
David Brodati

Thomas Bachelder shows what cool climate chardonnay can aspire to in Niagara. And this wine is certainly aspirational. There's intensity of aroma and flavour, with green fruit and some citrus, spice, honey, butter, toast, white flower and minerality, so in a word: complex. Oak is integrated and judicious. The balance is impeccable with acidity providing a structural spine. The length is excellent to outstanding. But it's the texture that is so compelling. MLF, lees stirring or whatever, but the mouthfeel is beautiful, rich, creamy, spicy, weighty yet all very fresh. Nicely done. Oct. 2020.

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

Lovely! We had this wine on a special occasion, and it did not disappoint... it's pretty much everything you could want in a cool-climate chard: enticing aroma with butterscotch and peaty notes, smooth palate with just enough acidity for food-friendliness, and a lingering finish. The screwcap closure was also a pleasant surprise - bravo for taking that leap of faith! One wonders if Bachelder was in agreement with that decision, given his predilection for cork...

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Bob Blais
Bob Blais
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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Captivating, highly aromatic nose offers elegant and refined aromas of golden apple, buttery, and pear with hints of butterscotch and caramel. It's medium-full bodied and richly layered and textured with lovely aroma replays, plus some touches of waxy and nutty notes. Vibrant acids freshen the palate. Finessed and balanced with excellent length on the long, nutty, toasty finish. Tasted Nov/2019.

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