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Poplar Grove Chardonnay 2012 Wine Review

Poplar Grove Chardonnay 2012

Poplar Grove Chardonnay 2012

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Bc V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Poplar Grove

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

White peach and faint pear with some buttered bread noted from oak aging. Medium-bodied.

Chardonnay food pairings: spinach and pepper jack stuffed chicken, scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, toasted ravioli served with Alfredo sauce.

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This Poplar Grove Chardonnay 2012 was reviewed on February 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Mild tropical pineapple& guava nose with more tropical flavours on the dry palate of banana and pineapple with oak. Oaky pineapple finish.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Lovely and balanced, this is a bright Chardonnay showing lots of tropical fruit and apple mingled with oak that smooths and adds texture but does not overwhelm. Dry, bright acid, and a bit of a creamy finish. Beautiful with chicken, seafood, or white fish.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Light ans fresh Chardonnay from BC's Okanagan Valley. Pale lemon colour in the glass with juicy aromas of tropical fruit, cut apple, pear, oak. The palate is clean with medium+ acidity and tropical fruit with butter and citrus. A very nice butterscotch finish. Winemaker suggests that this wine will continue to develop over the next 5 years. Pair with roasted chicken or turkey, lobster with butter, seafood.
Tasted: February 2015
This BC Chardonnay has been generously oaked with loads of butter, butterscotch, vanilla and toffee on the nose and palate. - Community Wine Reviews

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