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Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches Chardonnay 2011

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Cherie Cole rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This unique Chardonnay from Tawse presents dried fruit with caramel and smokey notes on the nose. Buttery caramel and smoke on the palate. Pair with soft cheeses. Tasted June 01 2017.
Lynn Van Der Linde rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Herbal, oak and tropical notes, with tropical flavours and a crisp finish.
Great pairing with creamy pasta dishes or buttery salmon. 90 pts.
Tasted June 2017.
Heather Wall rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

From the sunny and very warm 2011 vintage comes this affordable but flavourful Chardonnay.
Medium lemon colour in the glass with intense aromas of Niagara tree fruit,citrus, vanilla, toasted biscuit, floral, hone, butter and herbs. the palate is warm and creamy. Subtle French oak ageing is evident in the smokey vanilla flavours. Golden apple, lemon zest, honeysuckle,apricot, white pepper and some stony minerality. Delicious!
Long length on a succulent, creamy finish.Drink now but has potential to age.
XD.Balanced acidity to creaminess.
Food pairings: seafood, crab cakes, prosciutto w/melon
Tasted Radius Cafe Hamilton Mar.29/14

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Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches Chardonnay 2011, VQA, Niagara, Ontario, Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2012-2018. 89037 13%  750 mL  $19.95. July 30, 2012  Full Review




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