Excelsior Chardonnay 2010
Bright lime green hue. Hints of peach, marmalade and orange blossom on the nose. Green apple fruit flavours on a full creamy palate. Only very lightly oaked for everyday drinking. All Chardonnay grapes are grown on limestone for crisp citrus and mineral characteristics. This wine is perfect with grilled seafood, or lightly spiced Thai chicken.
What an amazing bargain. Crisp clean with loads of flavor and mouth feel. At this price I would expect a very ordinary wine with bland flavor, but instead this wine delivers. Terribly underpriced. Should sell for $16-$20. Amazing. Unlike California over-oaked and buttery below the belt un-finessed powerhouses this Char is a subtle delight much more in the French style. Wonderful. Have with chicken, cheese, fish, or pork.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Excelsior Chardonnay
Elegant and approachable, this Chardonnay has appealing lemon and lime flavors, with hints of vanilla. Delicate peach nuances linger on the crisp, dry finish.
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Soft nuances of baby powder and orange blossom mix with the nectarine and barely ripe honeydew flavors. The palate is lively and brisk, and the vibrant acidity lends itself perfectly to the mouthwatering close. Drink now.
Pale yellow. Citrus peel on the nose. Sweet and juicy, with ripe acidity framing the citrus and nectarine flavors. Boasts good intensity and varietal character. Finishes with hints of pineapple and crystallized lemon peel.