Cost: $29.95 (Clearance price: $21.00)
Category: White Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Region: Short Hills Bench, Niagara Region, Ontario
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Speck Family
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Canadian Chards that rise to the $30 or more price range need to be world class, and the Speck Family Reserve does just that.
Positives: Full body, oak driven but balanced with acidity. Yellow in colour with notes of lemon meringue, green and golden apple, pear, crème brûlée, butter popcorn
Interesting Point: Normally, these full body, buttery Chards are usually high in alcohol (14% to 14.5&), but this one is does all the beautiful things and stays at 13.5%.
Ageability: Drink now or over the next 5-7 of years.
My Opinion: Highly Recommended
Tasted: August 25, 2018