Santa Carolina Barrica Selection Chardonnay 2008 Wine Review
Santa Carolina Barrica Selection Chardonnay 2008
Casablanca Valley, Chile
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
Vintages Wine Panel: This rich, flavourful, harmonious Chilean Chardonnay is a good bet. Two thirds of the wine is aged in French oak for up to ten months, adding a smooth caramel note. Ripe apricot, guava and passion fruit emerge on the nose and on the round, medium-full-bodied palate. The wine’s soft and creamy texture comes from its 8-12 months spent on the lees. This solid value can also be cellared for 2-3 years. My note: Consummate chardonnay for those who want loads of flavour for a budget price. This wine tastes at least twice as expensive as it costs. Gorgeous layers of green apple, smoke, butter and white peach.
Chardonnay food pairings: seafood, prawns, scallops, fish, grilled salmon.
This Santa Carolina Barrica Selection Chardonnay 2008 was reviewed on July 10, 2010 by Natalie MacLean
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