2014 Wakefield Chardonnay

I last wrote up the 2013 Vintage of this wine and loved it. This one is slightly golden in color with a mild varietal nose with nice apple/pear coming through. We originally sampled it out of the fridge and it was too cold. This is one of those wines that is very sensitive to the cold, be sure and leave it out of the fridge before you taste it. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely apple and pear coming through. The fruit on this wine is rich and vibrant. On the medium length finish the wine displays nice vanilla, and caramel. The wine has a nice creamy texture to it. Alcohol, acidity and oak are all well under control. This is a well made chard. If you prefer unoaked chards you will positively hate this wine. If your like me and enjoy them … yumm. I would give it a solid 89. It should keep for quite while so buy lots. We paired it with BBQ lobster in butter and it went really well.

From the LCBO web site:
Wakefield Estate Chardonnay 2014 — VINTAGES#: 711556
STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich $14.95
Release Date: January 9, 2016
Alcohol/Vol14.0% Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Wakefield Wines Pty Ltd. Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Full-bodied & Rich Varietal: Chardonnay Description: The Taylor family has been making wine in Australia for three generations, and are vocal proponents for sustainability. Fruit for this Chardonnay is grown in the cooler climates of Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills, which contributes a complex interplay of sunny tropical fruit, peach and citrus characters accented by French oak. Pair it with baked scallops, roast turkey with apple stuffing, or a salad with warm chicken and avocados.

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