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Taste it Again: Inniskillin and Coyote's Run Chardonnays

16 Dec 2018

Inniskillin 2011 Montague Chard


(June 16, 2017) ... I'm looking at two Ontario Chardonnays one is just 6 years old the other 9 ... In truth my threshold for Chardonnay is more around the 7 year mark, after that they get too funky for my taste ... But I have been surprised by a few - is this one of those times?

Inniskillin 2011 Montague Vineyard Chardonnay ... Now of the two wines this is the one I was positive would have been the better of the two - it's younger, hence "fresher" and more approachable, right? Nope: the nose was full of burnt and oxidized butter and burnt sugar, there was no fruit on the wine; could the taste save it? Nope again: oxidized, burnt apple, bitter note and really hard to drink.

Coyote's Run 2008 BP Chardread original review here

Coyote's Run 2008 Black Paw Chardonnay ... This wine surprised the hell out of me, 3 years older and 300% better (also under screwcap), aromas are where they should be, buttery and smoky while the palate carries that smoky note along with buttery-dried-apple-and-peach, and it is still a deliciously drinkable wine, I still think 7 years is my cut-off but this does make a case for even older Chardonnay (under screwcap?).

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