The Tragically Hip Ahead by a Century Chardonnay 2021

I was looking for some new buttery, rich, creamy, oaked chards to supplement our gotos which are the Kendal Jackson and the Henry of Pelham Short Hills and the description on this one sounded promising. With a lot of white fish like cod, or seabass, or my all time fav scallops, we enjoy a good chard! Pale straw in color with a mild citrus nose along with some noticeable flinty notes. On the mid palate the wine smacks in the mouth with firm green apple notes along with VERY noticeable flint. On the medium length finish it’s nice and dry with some citrus notes lingering. If you were expected a buttery rich wine, ya this is SO NOT that. It’s more, to my tastes, a lightly oaked fruit forward chard. Now, in all honesty, it’s not a bad wine, it just so did NOT live up to the expectations. You know that say, it’s not that bad things happen in life, it’s that you expected it to be different 😉 I digress … I would give it maybe an 87-88 and I’m being generous. Because of the flinty notes, that I found off putting, we decided to not even finish the bottle. So ya … I will NOT be going back and getting more. I think maybe my caps button is stuck 😉 From the LCBO web site, check stock: This wine is made by Stoney Ridge in Vineland.

$21.95 VINTAGES#: 483875

Product Details

First produced as part of the celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of The Hip’s classic album Trouble at the Henhouse, this wine has been in heavy rotation at Vintages ever since. It’s rich and layered, with ripe apple, peach, lemon and pineapple along with oak spice and vanilla. Buttery, long and fresh, it’s a wine with broad appeal. Try it with grilled chicken breasts.

More Details

  • Release Date December 2, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 12.5%
  • Made In Ontario, Canada
  • By The Tragically Hip
  • Sugar Content 5 g/L
  • Varietal Chardonnay
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