Santa Carolina Reserva Chardonnay 2008

This is another one from the Chilean wine event That I decided to give a more thorough review. Again this is another well priced wine. I did not find a lot of good chards at the event, but this one was ok. The wine is light yellow in color. Not as golden as some, but not as pale as others. On the nose the wine is quite mild, a little chard coming through but not a lot. On the mid pallet the wine is a combination of a slightly tart Sauv Blanc like and some slightly sweet chard flavors. On the finish the wine is quite mild with some of the tartness sticking around on the tongue. This is by no means a boisterous chard. It is a smooth, well refined wine. I would say it actually tastes more like a Sauv Blanc truth be told. My GF who hates chards actually did not mind it, a true testament to it’s lack of varietal flavors. One could even say it had more of a chablis like taste. I would give it an 88 or so.

From the LCBO web site:
SANTA CAROLINA CHARDONNAY RSV LCBO 304022 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 11.85
Wine, White Wine, 13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : 1
Made in: Chile, Chile By: Vina Santa Carolina

Tasting Note
Pale straw colour; light toasty notes with peach and apple fruit; medium-bodied with toasty, tropical fruit flavours
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