This wine is light golden in color mild on the nose. Not a lot to give away what might be waiting for you. On the mid pallet are some chard flavors but the finish is dominated largely by sharp almost Sauv Blanc like acidity. The finish is on the lighter side of medium. This is not what I would call a varietal Chard, to my tastes. If you treated it more like a Sauv blanc it’s not bad. There isn’t a lot to hate here but there isn’t a lot to love either. I would give it an 87-88. Don’t be racing out to grab one. There are much better chards for the money. The LCBO description mentions butterscotch which I did get a little of, and they also mention racy acidity which for me domainated the finish.
From the LCBO web site;
KONZELMANN BARREL AGED CHARDONNAY 2007 VINTAGES 364869 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 14.20
Wine, White Wine 13.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D
This is a VQA wine
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Konzelmann Vineyards Inc.
Release Date: Jan 22, 2011
The barrel-ageing adds a lovely butterscotch and toast quality to the nose here, offering an additional layer of complexity to the apple and pear notes. The palate is dry, medium bodied with great structure and a refreshing seam of racy acidity, closing with a nice oaky depth to the medium-long finish. Match this with chicken in a creamy sauce.
Golden-hued, this wine is a treat for the palate and the wallet. Expect and enjoy aromas of crème caramel, toast and apple pie. On the palate it’s medium bodied, rich, buttery and a harmonious balance of lively acidity, ripe tree fruit and well-integrated, toasty oak. The smooth, round, silky texture brings the glass back to your lips. Don’t miss this, it’s great value! (Susan Desjardins) 4/5 stars.