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|RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2015 VQA Prince Edward County
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Bright medium deep straw colour. Extremely spicy, honeyed, tropical, pineapple nose with lots of leesy notes. Fairly dry, medium bodied, very spicy, cedar-driven, mature, stewed apple-lemon flavours with some tropical pineapple notes on the lingering, high acid, resiny finish. Not for me. Has 12.7% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. You can safely ignore the totally out-of-date tasting note appearing in the Vintages Catalogue.
||White Table Wine
Oxidative, Cedary, Resiny
|TASTING NOTE: This is pure elegance and the definition of balance. Apples and spice are what you will find from the nose. The mouthfeel of this wine is satisfying. It has a nice creaminess on the mid palate, but it does sit light and finishes clean with nice acidity. The bottle says this has spent 8 months in oak barrels but everything you might expect from the barrel - vanilla, spice, butterscotch - are nice and subtle. There is very nice depth to this wine but somehow it feels restrained. I would love to pour this for someone who is a Chardonnay skeptic, I'm certain that will change a few minds. Score - 4.5 Stars (out of 5) (André Proulx, andrewinereview.ca, Oct. 26, 2016)
||vintages release - June 9, 2018
||55 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent