Queen Taken Chardonnay 2014

CheckMate Winery

Queen Taken Chardonnay
2014

$125.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13780739
Format
3x750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Aging vessel type
100% French oak (49% new)
Length of aging
16 months
Winery's website

About this winery

The von Mandl family began their journey over 40 years ago. The first sign of the real potential of the vineyards came in 1994 with a surprise win at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London for ‘Top Chardonnay in the World.’ The family has developed exceptional vineyards with distinctive Chardonnay and Merlot clones, some of which are now over 40 years old, at what are now CheckMate Artisanal Winery vineyards.

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Tasting notes

The wine has essences of citrus peel and white peach combined with tropical, floral notes, as well as wet stone. The palate has generous fruit flavours, layered mid-palate richness and focused acidity providing a long textured finish.

Viticultural notes

Deeply rovted in history, these 40+ year old vines hang fruit considerably longer into the season, allowing the grapes to retain their natural acidity.

Press reviews

Snow

- 92 points-

Anthony Gismondi, April 2017

The nose has essences of citrus peel and white peach combined with tropical, floral notes, as well as that mineral wet stone character. The palate has generous fruit flavours, layered mid-palate richness and focused acidity providing a long textured finish.

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Snow

- 92 points-

Bruce Sanderson, 2017

This is elegant, offering spring blossom, pastry and honeysuckle flavors. Firm and cohesive, with a stony aftertaste. Balanced, but needs time to integrate.

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