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Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Henry of Pelham

Agent: Henry of Pelham Family Est. Winery

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A sumptuously, hazel-nut rich, robust Niagara Chardonnay with aromas of toasted almond, freshly baked bread, Asian pear and golden apple. Pair with roast chicken or turkey.

Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, lobster in butter, sweet pea soup, smoked fish.

This Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2017 was reviewed on November 6, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Coming to LCBO Vintages in April. Simply put, this wine is amazing. This is a low yield wine, meaning the grapes harvested are concentrated in flavours. Aromas include golden apple, pear, hazelnut, toffee, and fresh bread. Aged in neutral.oak, this wine is smooth, flavourful, and full of body and acidity. Full bodied, medium+ acidity, lots of fruit on the palate, and more soft, smooth notes and a slight sweetness on the finish. Enjoy with chicken, pork or white fish.
Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This is a big wine right from the get go! A complex nose with pronounced oak tempered by soft buttery notes. Even some underlying fresh citrus notes! A textured oaky palate, slightly 'gritty' in a pleasant way. Long satisfying finish. This is forceful wine but not overpowering. It would go with creamy garlicky dishes or old cheeses. Tasted April 2019.
Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Toasty and oaky nose with intense vanilla, cinnamon, and clove. Buttery with plenty of acidity to preserve freshness and food friendliness. Lemon and peach mix with creamy oak on the palate. Finish dominated by oak, spice, and butter. Calls for squash soup or turkey sandwiches.
This is an amazing Chardonnay - a low-yield wine meaning the grapes harvested are concentrated in flavours. Golden apple, pear, hazelnut, toffee, and fresh bread aromas on the nose, full-bodied with medium-plus acidity, smooth, creamy and satisfying on the palate. Aged in neutral oak. Pair with roast turkey or pork. - Community Wine Reviews

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