Chardonnay Casablanca 2007
External Reviews for Chardonnay Casablanca
Mittelgelb. Einnehmende Nasenaromatik mit einerseits Düfte nach Zitrusfrüchte erinnernd, auch Melone, anderseits feine Röstaromen, Toastbrot. Fülliger Gaumen mit einer typischen Chardonnay-Aromatik, reife Birnen, Passionsfrucht, buttrige Noten, aromatisch bis ins Finale.
Very juicy and fresh, with toasted apple, piecrust, hazelnut and butter notes that stay focused on the friendly finish. A crowd-pleaser.
Light, bright gold. Intriguing aromas of white peach, truffle, ginger and iodine, with hints of flowers and sweet butter. Dense and tactile, with an invigorating thread of smoky minerality giving the oily pit fruit and spice flavors a steely quality. The finish repeats the iodine and floral notes and lingers with excellent persistence. I'd love to taste this next to a high-end Saint-Aubin, or even a Chassagne-Montrachet.
Your first take on this heavily oaked, natural-yeast Chard is that it's a three-alarm smoke alert. Few, if any, Chilean Chardonnays are this overtly oaky. But the wood is of high quality, and the more time you give it the more you find apple, citrus and spice. Yes, it's still resiny. But the balance and natural character of the wine are very good. Best if you like a New World style with plenty of barrel character.
Green-tinged yellow. Strikingly complex aromas of spiced pear, apple, floral honey and smoky lees. Fleshy orchard fruit and orange flavors are given spine by tangy minerals and gain an intriguing herbal quality on the back end. The mineral note lingers on the long, juicy finish.
Green-gold. Smoky melon and peach aromas display an intriguing pungency and good depth. Rich and smooth but lively, with fresh orchard and pit fruit flavors, medium weight and good finishing grip. Leaves a strong impression of honeydew behind.