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Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2012

A seriously good oaked Chardonnay from Chile… tropical fruit layered with creamy nutty complexity and a finish that lasts.

A seriously good oaked Chardonnay from Chile… tropical fruit layered with creamy nutty complexity and a finish that lasts.

The Montes Alpha Chardonnay is great example of oaked chardonnay from Chile. Tropical banana, pineapple, apricot and butter cream aroma. On the palate lemon and mango fruit are balanced with butter, hazelnut and almond that build as the finish lengthens. This is a fresh balanced wine that nonetheless, that stays with you long after each sip. So often this style of Chardonnay can get out of hand; either too woody or too cloying, edging into sweeter territory. This treads the line perfectly… Always dry, good balance of fruit and creamy nutty joy that takes an age to fade and continues to haunt the senses long after that. It’s closest in style to southern burgundy and only £10.95 a bottle (with 2 or more in your case) from Majestic Wines.

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