Didn't realize when purchasing (17 Jan 16) that it was a 2011 vintage.
The wine was definitely flat and muted through the middle and had a very sharp strange flavor in the finish. A bad aftertaste that might have been cork taint. I didn't pick up a strong corked aroma but the odd taste might have been a bit of corking.
I think if i was a couple years younger this might have been a pretty nice wine, but in 2016 I could definitely tell it was well past its prime.
Due to the unintended age of the wine I'm not giving a numerical score as it would be an unfair assessment.
Lite reduktiv i doften, typ brända tändstickor. Vädrades ur efter en stund. Nötter, mandel, blodgrape och gula äpplen. Knappt medelfyllig, måttliga syror och en liten beska i den inte alltför långa eftersmaken.
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(Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley) Very lightly aromatic with grass, toasty oak, banana, and spice. The palate has a broad feel with light fruit flavors accented by wood spices. 100% Chardonnay. 13% tank fermented. Aged seven months in French and American oak (13% new). 13.5% alcohol. Sample provided by winery.
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