’04 Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault Genevrieres

Burgundy has long been thought to produce the finest expressions of the Chardonnay grape. In Chablis you have your lean, minerally versions (of which I have reviewed some in previous posts) and then in Burgundy very generally the oak matured, classic examples (and I mean very, as there are plenty of nuances... vive le france, no?).... Continue Reading →

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’14 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay

Though I find it hard not to blather on about "Burgundian" style from the New World, I will do my best to avoid it, and just state that Hamilton Russell is a very good example of this. Their '12 Pinot Noir is one of the best, if not the best, wines I have ever tasted. So lets... Continue Reading →

’14 LA Frenz Reserve Chardonnay 

Lately I've been having some difficulty reconciling the price of Canadian wine versus, say, Spain or Chile. Or Argentina. Or even villages-class France. We make some great stuff, no doubt, but it is often overpriced because of antiquated cross-border transport rules. However there are some exceptions where price is irrelevant and quality shines through. This... Continue Reading →

’14 Glen Carlou Chardonnay

Glen Carlou is a South African winery I cannot recommend enough. They have the value "Classic" line as well as the "Gravel Quarry" top shelf offering. Both are exceptional for what they are intended for. Here we go with the Chardonnay from the "Classic" selection. The nose is toasty stonefruit - stone/tropical fruit being what... Continue Reading →

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