Cost: $26.95
Grape: Chardonnay
Category: White Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Country: New Zealand
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Sileni Estates
Alcohol:  13.0% Alcohol/Vol.

A complex Chard that is beautifully balanced between the oak, fruit & acidity. Score: 92/100

Tasting Note: Bright yellow gold in colour with, good acidity, a medium+ intense nose & a long length on the finish. Wine features lemon, peach, pear, green apples, pineapple, ginger, dill, honey, chamomile, toasted almonds & oak spice.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: “In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of wine, vineyards and theatre. When there was something to be celebrated, the Sileni were always on hand to encourage enjoyment of delicious food, great wine and social interaction.” Sileni Estates

Pairings: Drink this now or in the next 5-7 years & pair it with Fried Zucchini Spaghetti

My Opinion: Highly Recommended

Top Pick

Tasted: February 16, 2021 (Happy birthday Lithuania!)

LCBO: 14561