Monday, September 27, 2010

Trivento Reserve Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay is pretty much everywhere, virtually every wine producing country makes some and they all seem capable of doing it well. Unfortunately a lot of them do it very badly as well, this wine is not expensive and is certainly isn't Puligny Montrachet but it really isn't bad either.

It has lovely acidity, although that may come from a bottle, which gives it a really nice lifted feel, there are some attractive mineral notes as well which really help this to feel better than it is , and whilst there is a bit of oak, it really does feel like it's just a hint which gives it a bit of creaminess. There'e plenty of fruit too, as well as a few lime notes the majority of the flavours are things like apples, quince and greenguage. If I'm going to sugest that it isn't perfect then it's a tad short on the finish and for me the alcohol just sticks out a little - but I am getting more and more sensitive to this so for the majority of you then it's not going to be a problem. Don't go buying this if you think you're getting something French - a - like though - this is most definately in the New World - it just happens to feel a little cool - although I think most of that has probably been achieved in the winery rather than in the vineyard.

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