Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay Mendoza M. O. Bodegas Escorihuela Candela 2007
In Mendoza, 3,900 feet above sea level there exists the ideal growing area for the vineyards that give origin to the Terrazas de los Andes Chardonnay. It is the unique combination of altitude, dry soils, sunny climate and cool breezes from the Andes that allows the Chardonnay grape to become its most expressive.
This wine was quite disappointing as there were heavy notes of sulfur coming from the wine when it was first poured. After several minutes of swirling and agitation the sulfur calmed down quite a bit but it was very overwhelming in the beginning. The wine itself had soft acidity with warm weather fruit tones of apple, peach and pineapple with some oak and butter. It would have been a nice $17 bottle of Chardonnay without the sulfur fault.
External Reviews for Terrazas Reserva Chardonnay Mendoza M. O. Bodegas Escorihuela Candela
Wine Tasting NotesIntense golden yellow. Concentrated ripe fruit aromas, especially apricot and peaches, combine with tropical hints of mango and pineapple. Fermentation in new oak barrels gives the wine its richly toasted vanilla and caramel aroma. Nuances of dried fruits, hazelnuts and honey provide the wine with a delicious complexity. Full-bodied, rounded and dense, yet somehow crisp at the same time. Tropical flavors give way to a flinty mineral quality. This wine stands out for its smooth and complex structure, resulting in a long and lingering finish.