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Monday, 9 April 2012

Errazuriz Estate Chardonnay, 2010

The grapes for this Errazuriz Estate Chardonnay are grown just 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Casablanca Valley, one of Chile's top regions for white wines.

In the glass, it is pale gold with pear drops on the nose.

The palate shows ripe apple and pear fruit with a good depth of flavour; most of the wine is fermented in stainless steel for freshness and fruit expression, but around 20% is aged in French oak to give depth, richness and some butteriness.

The texture is creamy and mouthfilling with lively, rounded tropical fruit acidity and a long finish with just a hint of tannic buzz.

Well-made and balanced, this is a classic, really enjoyable, fruit-forward New World chardie; match with roast chicken, pasta with creamy sauce or meaty white fish.

£8.99 from Sainsbury's, Asda, Majestic, Booths, Wholefoods Market; provided for review.


Errazuriz - http://www.errazuriz.com/

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