Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Category: White Wine
Location LCBO Vintages
Region: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Keint-He Winery
Alcohol: 13% Alcohol/Vol.
A versatile chard that shows good balance between oak, fruit and minerality
Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium intense nose. This wine features medium toasted oak, lemon, pink grapefruit, honeydew melon, butterscotch and limestone. Medium body with good acidity and a fairly long length.
Negatives: There’s heat from the 13% alcohol
Interesting Notes: Don’t over chill, as the underlying flavours such as butterscotch don’t come up when it’s too cold, and use the larger New World or Montrachet Chard glasses. In addition, I like the aged parchment label.
Drink now or in the next 2 years on its own or pair it with grilled shrimp in grapefruit BBQ sauce.
Tasted: 27 Jan 2015
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9+/10 Total: 16/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+