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Château des Charmes Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué 2008

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Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

The 2010 Château Des Charmes Chardonnay Musque, made with highly perfumed Chardonnay clone #809, has intense aromas of citrus, light floral/honey notes and subtle slate minerality. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine, with forward acidity and a medium to long, slightly woody/stemy finish. It is food friendly or can be enjoyed on its own; drink now – 2015. My impression: NICE, 88 pts – I recommend drinking it around 10-16°C as the aromatics come more forth. Tasted June/13.

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Lorrie reviewed this wine as follows:

Did not buy. Recommended by NM

Natalie's Review

Château des Charmes Estate Bottled Chardonnay Musqué 2008, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada: Lovely floral aromas with peach blossom palate. Wonderful blend of tangerine zest and honeysuckle, yet this is a dry and refreshing white. Break out of your Chardonnay rut tonight with this wine. Unoaked yet packed with flavour. Simply brilliant! Drink: 2010-2012. 322016 13.50% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 89/100. November 6, 2010  Full Review




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