A spicy Chardonnay from Chile

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Brand NameDallas Conte
Wine NameChardonnay
Vintage (Year)2000
AVARapel Valley
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating5 (on a scale of 1-10)

At first taste, I wasn't sure to make out being that I had just had a snack that had hot sauce on it, but lo and behold, the wine itself has a spicyness that reminds me of peppercorn.

Creamy and smooth, the former being an attribute that I hate initially in a wine (the creaminess seems to subside in most wines after breathing thoroughly for a day or more to an acceptable level), I took some time to try to actually pick out distinct flavors in this offering... but I could never get past the pepper.

Oak aged [which gives it that asset], this wine is produced using a fusion of French and Australian techniques, and features melon and peach traits. It's something that should definitely accompany a dish with some zest to it, if not to spice up something otherwise bland.


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