Errazuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment 2011
This Casablanca Valley Chardonnay was hard to resist - being of good provenance and marketed at a good price point. The nose has a strong citrus (grapefruit) notes with a hint of quince. On entry, there is anise, more grapefruit and cake spice; finish is warm and long. Typical of the region but more interesting. 88 points.
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This is a young wine with some bitter almond flavors and a taut, nervy character. The wine is tight with green apple acidity showing through. Give it four years and it will be a rich, fruit-and-spice flavored wine.
Pretty floral and spice aromatics evolve into citrus with a drying acidity, making this dry Chenin Blanc a perfect match for Mexican, Thai, and everything in between. When you don’t know what you are having for dinner, this is your wine.
Pretty floral and spice aromatics evolve into citrus with a drying acidity, making this dry Chenin Blanc a perfect match for Mexican, Thai, and everything in between. When you don’t know what you are having for dinner, this is your wine. Food pairing: poultry, seafood, spicy foods, pasta Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: light-medium Finish: crisp
The 2011 Clos Le Vigneau, from a more challenging vintage, is just as good. Aromatics of spring flowers, poached pears, honeyed melon and some buttered citrus jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, very pure, fresh and nicely concentrated wine, which is the epitome of a dry Chenin Blanc meant to go with a cornucopia of cuisines.
Dietary Information: Organic
|Sugar: 99.99 g/l grams per liter|
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