Cost: $25.95
Grape: Chardonnay
Category: White Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Country: New Zealand
Region: Wairarapa
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Matahiwi Estate
Alcohol:  13.0% Alcohol/Vol.

Not your typical oaked Chard, which may turn off people. I’m on the fence with this one regarding taste but think it’s overpriced. Score: 86/100.

Tasting Note: Straw in colour with high acidity, intense nose, mild tannin & a long length on the finish. This wine features: Lemon, brioche, fig, apple pie with cinnamon, oak spice, overripe orange & huge smoked notes on the nose.

Negatives: Too much smoke on the nose to be pleasant & overpriced.

Pairings: Drink this now or in next 3-5 years on its own or pair it with shrimp tempura.

My Opinion: On-the-Fence

Tasted: Aug 26, 2021

LCBO: 12622