Lailey 2009 Barrel Aged Chardonnay mini review

Tasted this one at the winery. Pale in color with a nose of flint. I noticed this was common on a number of the chards from Niagara on the Lake on this trip. Sometimes (not this time) it’s so strong I almost thought I smelled sulfur, like a match. The nose was not all that appealing. On the mid pallet this wine has a bit of a fight going on in the mouth between the inherent Niagara on the Lake minerality (read acidity) and some of the sweet from the fruit. The juxtaposition was not intense but for me it just didn’t go nicely in the mouth. Medium in length on the finish. I would give this an 87 or so. Just not to my tastes. $19.95 at the LCBO, $20.20 at the winery.

From the Lailey web site:
2009 Chardonnay VQA: Flavours of pineapple, melon & peach with a rich mouthfeel and balanced by a good core of acidity that carries the wine to a long citrus finish. Gentle oak ageing has left this wine with the perfect balance of vanilla spice and fruit.

Hard to say for sure but I think this is the one in the LCBO Check LCBO stock.

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