Saturday, January 10, 2009

Chilly Chile

In this chilly (sorry about the pun) climate..white wine is not an obvious choice..but needs must with a light fish dish.
Errazuriz Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2005
Casablanca Valley, Chile
Very layed-back in a French style...stones & minerals to the fore...complex..a 'mexican wave' of flavours..one moment cream & butter(aged in French oak)..then pear flavour..then the minerals. It's been a year or more since I last tried this...and the oakiness has mellowed...an 'interesting' wine to drink.. with something new developing at ever visit to the glass.
Points 16.5

1 comment:

Joe said...

I like Chilean chardonnays - they frequently have 1% less alcohol than the Aussies and taste less "manufactured' (read acidified). We have the 2007 available here for C$22, may pick some up.

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