2018 Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay

I had recently read a raving review of this wine on another web site and it was on sale $2 off so I thought … WTF I love chards let’s give it a go. Now, biases up front, I love my oaked California chards. Pale in color with a minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice citrus notes. If your looking for vanilla, oak, apple/pear … meh not here. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry with the citrus notes and minerality living on. There isn’t a hit of creamy or butteryness to be had. One could be forgiven for blind tasting this wine and mistaking it for a sauv blanc. An oaked chard this is not. This is a wine I struggle with. On it’s own without considering varietal expectations it’s not a bad wine … expect a nice oaked chard … it disappoints. The LCBO say full bodied and rich, no idea what planet they are living on, surely not mine. For what it ought to be I would give it an 87+ based soley on the fact this is a poor example of a chard. If I had more I would take them back 🙁

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Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay

750 mL bottle  |   LCBO#:  226860$15.95

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Founder Wolfgang Blass has been making wine in South Australia since 1966. This chardonnay is matured with French oak to create a balanced and generous flavour profile. Enjoy aromas and flavours of tropical fruit and citrus, with notes of toasty, buttery oak. Serve with seafood, veal tenderloin or pumpkin ravioli.Read Less 

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:November 30, 2000Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:AustraliaBy:Mildara Blass LimitedSugar Content:4 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & Rich

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