Clos du val chard

Cost: $28.99 (Cayman)
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Category: White Wine
Location Bought: Tortuga Cayman Islands
Country: United States
Region: Carneros
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Clos du Val
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

Ding ding ding; we have a winner. A Chard that is buttery, medium oak, tropical fruit, citric fruit with minerality and not over 14% alcohol.

Positives: Lots of flavour going on here. Easter Lily, lemon, green and golden apple, pineapple, nutmeg, dill, caramel, creamed corn, crème brulee, toasted coconut, vanilla, mandarin, beeswax, limestone and pink grapefruit on the finish.

Negatives: None

Drink now on or over the next 3 years on its own or pair it with seasoned beef brisket.

Tasted: 17 Mar 13

Top Pick

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10 Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5