2011 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Estate Bottled

Thursday, February 6

Michael Pinkus

I have to admit that I’m a fan of the Chateau’s Barrel Fermented Chardonnays of the past – the 2010 and the 2007 were among some of my favourites.  The 2011 is another in a long line of delicious, approachable Chardonnays in this range at a price that’s hard to believe for a wine of this quality.  Aromas of honey and butter with nectarine and dried apricots … I love a Chard where you get both fruit and barrel elements and this one delivers: vanilla cream on the palate with butterscotch and baked apple all balanced with a good hit of acidity.   Rating: ****

 Rating: 4/5 stars

Price: $13.95

You can purchase this wine at the LCBO, at our CdC boutiques in Toronto and Ottawa, at the winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake and on-line.