• Revenga Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 27, 2020 - Color: Dark Gold. Nose: Baked Lemon, custard with slight marzipan hint, quite alcoholic and strong nose (not astonishing given the 14.5% alcohol, lessens after 1 hour of bottle/ glass aeration). Taste: After opening, quite astringent, alcoholic, prominent grapefruit, lemon...quite overwhelming. After 30-40 mins, round lemon custard, oak vanilla, baked custard, high notes of slight grapefruit, overall reminds me of a younger high end Corton Charlemagne with a twist. Very pleasant, better with strong seafood as quite rich to drink by itself. Quite oaked and strong. Benefits from 1 hour decanting to take the edge off, maybe more. Still a good 5+ years to go.

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  • wabi47 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 19, 2016 - Quince and apple; notable cinnamon and oak in the background to the texture/butter and fruit, with fine acidity keeping all of this right on track; great length; not usually my style but this worked really well

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  • Martysfo wrote: 95 points

    November 20, 2015 - Stupendous wine. Honey, burnt caramel and baked apple. Rich and full mid palette with and absolutely drop dead finish. Williams Selyem Chardonnays age spectacularly and truly come into their own with 8 to 10 years in the bottle.

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  • toddvh wrote: 89 points

    April 6, 2013 - Not my style of chardonnay anymore, but had more balance than I was expecting, and the food stood up to it. Big, big flavors, and at least interesting and balanced, but oak and butter were a bit overpowering. Also a bit high on the alcohol for me.

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  • gutt22 wrote:

    July 1, 2012 - 14.5% alcohol. Medium yellow color. An asparagus-vegetal note initially on the nose, with apple pie and lemon notes underneath. In the mouth, much more pleasant, with ripe apple, tart citrus, and a vanilla note. Good acidity and a strong finish. Downgraded slightly for the odd bouquet. B+

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  • jeff nowak wrote: 86 points

    June 17, 2012 - well below the performance of a bottle in 8/11. this unfortunately slipped back into the rather disappointing pattern of my usual experience with W-S chards, i.e. somewhat flabby and dull.

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  • Stumpy wrote: 84 points

    April 20, 2012 - Wow, unlkke the other reviews I think this bottle showed amazingly little other than oak and butterscotch. I normally am a fan but this one just totally fell flat.

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  • kenthargis wrote: 90 points

    April 9, 2012 - Very nice, as always. Just love his chardonnays.

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  • jklaw7 wrote: 92 points

    March 3, 2012 - Perfect cork. Great color. Classic chard bouquet. Wonderful taste, with a bit of grip to it that suggests could go a bit longer. Still, drinking GREAT last night.

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  • Jmartin wrote:

    November 27, 2011 - Drank on our anniversary. Fabulous wine.

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