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Viña Caliterra Chardonnay Reserva 2009

Member Review by wardo1234:

An OK to pretty good Chardonnay. A slight sour finish prevents me from rating this a 4 out of 5. The start is slightly buttery with a touch of spring floral and apples. However the slight sour bite at the end prevents it from truly shining. I also gave this vintage a few tries and bought each bottle from a different store to see if it was a bad bottle (this wine came highly recommended from a friend so I had to try to love it). For the price its not a bad way to go and I think you will be happy, but with a little extra effort there are better Chilean Chardonnays to be had at the same price. P.S. I live in, and purchased/drank it in, Chile so I doubt the issue is shipping or anything like that.

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Snooth User: wardo1234
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2.50 5
02/16/2013

An OK to pretty good Chardonnay. A slight sour finish prevents me from rating this a 4 out of 5. The start is slightly buttery with a touch of spring floral and apples. However the slight sour bite at the end prevents it from truly shining. I also gave this vintage a few tries and bought each bottle from a different store to see if it was a bad bottle (this wine came highly recommended from a friend so I had to try to love it). For the price its not a bad way to go and I think you will be happy, but with a little extra effort there are better Chilean Chardonnays to be had at the same price. P.S. I live in, and purchased/drank it in, Chile so I doubt the issue is shipping or anything like that.


External Reviews for Viña Caliterra Chardonnay Reserva

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Vanilla and toast notes dominate the light apple flavor in this clean but simple white. It has a crisp core of lemony acidity. Drink now.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Light, leesy flavors give this a Macirc;con-like simplicity. No element is taken too far; the ripeness holds to a dry pineapple flavor, the oak lends toast and a light, buttery richness without marginalizing the fruit. Balanced and correct.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Caliterra Chardonnay is a medium-bodied, elegant wine. Distinctive varietal characters are layered with vanilla and toffee notes. Between 20% and 50% of the blend is aged in oak, depending on the vintage. partial malolactic fermentation contributes additional complexity. This wine features ripe apple, pear and tropical fruit aroma, with floral notes, vanilla and spice on the palate.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Ripe, a bit blowsy, and sweet on the finish; this generous white offers tropical fruit and vanilla flavors, round but soft. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Whatrsquo;s so nice about this wine is that it doesnrsquo;t get in your face with an excess of everything. Modulated apple and peach flavors are treated with just the right dose of lees and oak, while bright acids provide needed crispness. It has an elegance that belies the giveaway price.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A blend of fruit from three wine valleys, this is a medium-bodied, simple Chardonnay. Asparagus notes in the nose and just a pinch of wood on the flavor profile. Honeyed and soft in the mouth. More good than bad.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

This wine features ripe apple, pear and tropical fruit aromas, with floral notes, vanilla and spice on the palate.




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