Hinterbrook Barrel Fermented Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Pale in color with mild nose of pear and vanilla. On the mid pallet the wine has some mild pear notes but where this wine lives is in the medium length finish where vanilla lives in spades. The wine has some nice mouth grip and lives on nicely. It is a very food friendly wine. We paired it with pan fried Cod and it went well. I would give it an 88-89

From the LCBO web site:
Hinterbrook Barrel Fermented Reserve Chardonnay 2011—VINTAGES#: 292375 $19.95

STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich
Another delightful oaked Chardonnay … this reserve from Hinterbrook spent 13 months in French oak barrels of which a maximum of 20% was new – that means that the barrel notes in the wine are subtle and not in your face. The nose is fruit forward with apple, pear and peach along with hints of vanilla. Palate seems to show more oak with a baked apple core and vanilla-butterscotch finish, [and] there’s also just enough spice to keep it interesting … Score – 4 1/2 Stars (out of 5). (Michael Pinkus, ontariowinereview.com, Oct. 30, 2013)

Vintages Release Date: May 10, 2014750 mL bottle Alcohol/Vol 14.5% Made in:Ontario, Canada By: Hinterbrook Estate Winery Sugar Content: 3 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Rich

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