Mont'Arquato Chardonnay 2008

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Wow. The nose reveals grilled nuts lime rind and white flowers. Very flashy Meursault style from Rully. The palate re...

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Big black currant greets the nose accented with hints of a little truffle, black plum, cardamom and briar. This smells smooth and polished. Ripe ta... Read more

Tight and still quite oaky on the nose, with inky fruit, black spice notes and nuanced tea and tobacco aromas. Soft, broad and quite generous in th... Read more

This looks to be a very successful vintage for this bottling. The oak is still quite assertive but there is plenty of rich, spicy fruit adding dept... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Mont'Arquato Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,096
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/22/2013

Big black currant greets the nose accented with hints of a little truffle, black plum, cardamom and briar. This smells smooth and polished. Ripe tannins and fine acidity define the palate which shows off transparent, perfectly ripe black fruits. This is lively and detailed in the mouth, though the wood tannins seems to pinch the mid-palate just a touch at this stage. The finish is long and juicy, with a nice sweetness to help carry it through. 91 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,096
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/22/2013

Tight and still quite oaky on the nose, with inky fruit, black spice notes and nuanced tea and tobacco aromas. Soft, broad and quite generous in the mouth, this lacks the tension of the 2005 and a little of the complexity as well, though it does offer up ripe dark berry fruit that shows a little chocolate, mocha edge through the moderately long finish. 88 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,096
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/01/2010

This looks to be a very successful vintage for this bottling. The oak is still quite assertive but there is plenty of rich, spicy fruit adding depth on the nose. The aromatics are still a bit raw with rich notes of wild plum and blackberry tones that follow through on the moderately rich mid-palate. The structure is very well balanced with both acid and tannins being a bit obvious but overall giving a rather restrained feeling on the palate. Once the wood recedes and the fruit begins to relax this should be a wonderful wine with it's spicy black fruit accented by vanilla and cedar spice tones. This needs another 3 years to begin to show it's best. 2013-2025 91 pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,096
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/22/2013

This is tight, lean and focused on the nose, with a rich core of vanilla-laced blackberry that is almost beefy in its intensity. There’s a hint of nutty oxidation here as well as layers of candle wax, tobacco, pencil shavings and dried chili aromas. Elegant and so well balanced on the palate, this delivers juicy black fruits framed with hints of baking spices and brambly fruit, all supported by ripe if very gently dusty tannins that add just a hint of chewiness to the long finish. This fruit is gorgeous, perfectly ripe, fruity and yet with great complexity. 92 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,096
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 03/22/2013

This has a lovely nose that shows some early maturity with sweet, tobacco accents over a base of gentle black spice and smoke-tinged blackcurrant fruit. Bright acidity on entry leads to a rather gentle mid-palate that shows off very clear blackberry and red currant fruit formed with suggestions of wild herbs. This is a touch simple, yet remains clear and bright in the mouth. 88 points


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,096
4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 04/24/2009

95cmb-bg.jpg Well this vintage is an entirely different beast. Certainly more vegetal on the nose with a much heavier overlay of toasty, smoky oak, earth and tea notes. There's a touch of leather here as well and a more obvious eucalyptus tone. In the mouth the structural elements are both more formidable and less well integrated than with the 1994 and that keeps the wine a bit blocky and short. The fruit is more towards the red end of the spectrum but continues to be dominated by the tannins which turn a bit drying towards the back end. This needs time but it lacks some of the purity and elegance that propels the 94 to such heights. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,096
5.00 5
Vintage: 1994 03/16/2010

This bottle showed a bit more herbal than usual with hints of tomato, oregano , and mint complementing the fresh red currant and black raspberry fruit tones. There's a bit of coffee cream on the nose which also finds its way to the palate where it is joined by lean, precise and fresh black raspberry fruit. This is simply superb with exceptional length and lovely topnotes of mint, white chocolate, and subtle insinuations of baking spices. An American classic 96pts.


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User Reviews for Mont'Arquato Chardonnay

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Snooth User: runningbear
43154586
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/16/2013

Good but a bit tannic


Snooth User: JPerrelli
110327035
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/23/2012

Crisp tropical fruit flavors with a slight hint of butter. Very lightly oaked. Wonderful on its own, with a favorite cheese, or with a fish or chicken entree.


Snooth User: runningbear
43154586
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/16/2013

Smooth. Like it. Tried at Ridge tasting BH


Snooth User: ericaswallow
587175438
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/25/2011

Light on the nose - doesn't seem intrusive by smell. Crispy like a cucumber. Tastes young and as light as it smells. 79/100

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Snooth User: lycheee
75385711
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/01/2011

It’s slightly above average.


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/30/2009

Alcoolico,acido


Snooth User: Stunner97
31506859
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/29/2010

Bought this chardonnay after getting to try a few of there higher series montes alpha line and wanted to try and see what there entry line offered at about half the price. Picked up a chard and cab, heres my review on chard. Pours a nice golden pale yellow, nice citrus fruity yet restrained nose. The wine its self tastes some what oaky and creamy with a still tingling acidity and maybe a touch out of balance alcohol on the finish. The body of this wine is relatively very light.The heat on the back end tasted at room temp was some what of a negative. Will have to try again chilled more.... with a little more chilling it does become a little more smooth and creamy. For 8.99 its a decent bottle but not a home run, servicable.


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External Reviews for Mont'Arquato Chardonnay

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 02/26/2014

This un-oaked Chardonnay is full of pear, melon, and butter flavors with refreshing acidity for balance. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 02/26/2014

This un-oaked Chardonnay is full of pear, melon, and butter flavors with refreshing acidity for balance. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 07/31/2013

This un-oaked Chardonnay is full of pear, melon, and butter flavors with refreshing acidity for balance. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 06/21/2013

Mont Saint-Vincent Chardonnay Vin de Pays dOc 2012 750ML


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

This is fresh though with plenty of the classic exoticism that almost always marks the nose of a fine Mont de Milieu. There is a beguiling succulence to the round but powerful and well-concentrated medium-bodied flavors that exude a distinct saline character on the extract rich and exceptionally persistent finish. This is terrific and worth your attention. - Comments: Sweet spot Outstanding Burghound.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

Mont Saint-Vincent Chardonnay Vin de Pays dOc 2011 750ML


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 08/22/2013

This is fresh though with plenty of the classic exoticism that almost always marks the nose of a fine Mont de Milieu. There is a beguiling succulence to the round but powerful and well-concentrated medium-bodied flavors that exude a distinct saline c... Burghound A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2011 2011 Billaud Domaine Samuel Chablis Mont De Milieu Chardonnay 750ml


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Ratings & Tags for Mont'Arquato Chardonnay

605597 Snooth User: mdebuf
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4.00 5
2011 12/01/2012

925555 Snooth User: katzz
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4.50 5
2009 09/11/2011

1148255 Snooth User: Stshige
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2009 10/12/2012

552643 Snooth User: Lsciabar
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552643 Snooth User: Lsciabar
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2007 01/01/2013

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2007 07/03/2011

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2006 07/30/2009

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Winemaker's Notes:

Wow. The nose reveals grilled nuts lime rind and white flowers. Very flashy Meursault style from Rully. The palate reveals pears crushed stones grapefruit butter and nuts with notes of lime - great value.

Wow. The nose reveals grilled nuts lime rind and white flowers. Very flashy Meursault style from Rully. The palate reveals pears crushed stones grapefruit butter and nuts with notes of lime - great value.

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