Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: **** $ Indomita Cantus Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2007 - BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Chile is making some classic varietals at attractive price points in recent days.  Here is a value-priced chardonnay from the Casablanca Valley region.


Original tasting and review : This is Indomita Cantus Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2007, finished at 14.0% alcohol.  With four years since vintage date, this is a unique experience.

In the glass: Medium deep golden yellow.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep, sweet olive tones with some underlying butterscotch and pineapple.  From the aroma, seems like this will be rich and layered.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sweet golden, full, clean ripe pineapple filling your mouth, surrounding by pleasant robes of light acids. Flavors remain suspended, then trail slowly, finishing remarkably clean.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its compelling layers. Best value for sure.

Following long decant, full day kept cool in partially filled bottle:  Incredibly consistent on both nose and palate.   The overall impression is even more tightly knitted together, enough to touch four stars.  Insane value. 

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