Now, my affinity for chardonnay varies. A great deal of favourites fall directly in the Chablis territory, or those Canadian versions that mimic the crisp minerality of their French cousins. This is not such an example - though it may have brought me to the 'dark side'.
This chardonnay wafts from the glass in a capricious display of oak and fruit, delicately balanced between a buttery mouthfeel and fresher citrus characteristics. A generous dose of pear and perhaps even a remembrance of apple pie on the nose mingle with a more floral tone. At $25.00 (LCBO) this wine certainly delivers for the price point. The complexity of flavours and aromas suggests it best enjoyed with simple yet classic foods allowing the wine to showcase its depth.
It looks like I shall have to try 'Le Grand Clos' or the 'Claystone Terrace' chardonnays as well if this is the quality!