Thomas & Debbie's Chardonnay Tasting Event

Tasted March 26, 2005 by Pool Boy with 742 views

Introduction

Results from the Chardonnay tasting

Flight 1 (7 notes)

White
2002 Martinelli Chardonnay Woolsey Road USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
91 points
Some yeastiness with nice pineapple notes. Good acidity, too. A bit of carnation on the nose, too (aka stink flower) Golden in color, this was quite nice and had a nice amount of milky smoothness to it, but not enough to wash out the refreshing acidity. Delicious.

91 points
White
2003 Mad Fish Chardonnay Australia, Western Australia
89 points
Pale & clear, zingy, minerals, river rocks, slate, painfully dry finish, a little bit stemmy. Quite drinkable, though.

89 points
White
1999 Joseph Drouhin Meursault France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault
90 points
Clear, medium gold, lily, cherry blossom, honey liquer, a bit of oak, almost a smelly cheese smell (or feet -- but it blew off). A well mannered wine. Nice. Great bouquet.

90 points
White
2003 Royal Bitch Chardonnay Chile
75 points
Lemony with peppermint gum toothpaste (aka Barbie doll), very light, probably mass produced, bowl of plastic fruit, etc....

Bleah

75 points
White
2002 Mulderbosch Chardonnay South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch
88 points
Light, somewhat cloudy, with nice acidity. Melon zing, with a bit of nuts and wood around the edges. Pretty good.

88 points
White
2003 Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Vintner's Reserve USA, California
90 points
Great nose, almost Viognier-like, honeysuckle melon, vanilla, but it had a faint sweetness to it that held my rating back a bit. Still, quite refreshing. I was surprised to see this wine when it was revealed.

90+ points
White
2001 Casa Lapostolle Chardonnay Chile, Casablanca Valley
70 points
Waaaaaay too much oak.

Nasty stuff.

70 pts
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