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Vina Maipo Vitral Chardonnay 2011 Wine Review

Vina Maipo Vitral Chardonnay 2011

Vina Maipo Vitral Chardonnay 2011

Casablanca Valley, Chile

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $13.95

Drink: 2013-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Vina Maipo

Agent: Select Wine Merchants Inc.

Product: 270009

More Vintages: 2010   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 86/100

A full-bodied chardonnay with an acidic bite up front that then rounds out to fleshy, mouth-filling flavours of green apple and pear on the palate. Very tasty, but requires food like roast chicken.

This was reviewed October 17, 2013 by

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Darlene Myers CAPS Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Chile is becoming one of my favorite Chardonnay producing countries, and this wine helped its case. What a great wine for great value. It was one of the house wines at the resort I stayed at in Aruba, and this medium-bodied wine with its tropical and pineapple flavors complimented many of the dishes, and was just fun to drink on warm sunny afternoons.
Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

The 2011 Vina Maipo Vitral Chardonnay Reserva, aged in French Oak for undisclosed length of time, has appealing aromas of limestone minerality, lime, green apple, gooseberry and light coconutty creaminess. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry/dry, fruity wine; with good acidity, and a medium to long, creamy finish. This is a food friendly wine, but will please on its own; drink now – 2020. My impression: NICE, 88-89 pts – recommended for its quality and value. This product is discontinued for $2 off. BUY BUY BUY. Tasted Mar/14

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