Tawse 2008 Robyn's Block Chardonnay
Now here's a prestigious wine that you might want to buy a few so you can keep some in your cellar, this Chardonnay has already picked up White Wine of the Year honours at the 2010 Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards. A wine that was barrel fermented for 3 months then aged an additional 9 to really round out its flavours and aromas. The nose straddles the line between fruit and barrel notes, and does it admirably well with apples and vanilla - it also shows a deft hand with the winemakers delicate use of oak. The palate currently shows the wood more than the fruit: sweet oak and spice, but with a good acid balance that leads me to believe the fruit is not far behind on this one. I don't usually advocate decanting a white, but this one might need a little help to open for the next year or so, if you have the patience wait it out in the cellar for a couple of years. Price: $41.95 - Rating: **** 1/2
Niagara Peninsula
Available at the winery

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