Bench 1775 Winery 2013 Whistler Late Harvest Chardonnay - 88pts
Availability: Direct from the winery here or select VQA stores
Cost: $29.90 (375ml)
Date Tasted: December 22nd, 2014
Tasting Notes: A fully sweet dessert wine that makes for a (relatively speaking) economical alternative to ice wine, this late harvest wine is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes that hung on their vines well into the Winter. Typical Chardonnay aromas and flavours are present, orchard and tropical fruit, with added notes of sweet honeycomb, raisins and peaches from the extended ripening and dehydration the grapes experienced on the vine. Lemon/lime acidity keeps the palate's sweetness from overloading your taste buds and improving this wine's function as an aperitif. Drink now-2016.
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