Sunday, April 11, 2010

Vina Aquitania 2007 Malleco Valley Traiguen Chardonnay Sol de Sol

Pale straw color, green highlights.

Apple, pear, pineapple, and oak smells.

The first taste is tart lemon which is soon joined by fruit-sweet pineapple, peach, and pear flavors, smoky oak, a big tropical fruit-bomb. Much better acid finish than is often seen in such exuberant Chards.

I admit, a heavily-oaked (partially) malolactic Chardonnay is one of the wines I can least appreciate, but I do recognize that this is an excellent $32.99 bottle for the style and it grows on me as the bottle gets empty.

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