2012 Smoking Loon Chardonnay 750 mL
Wine Tasting Notes
Winery : Smoking Loon Wines
Our 2012 Chardonnay opens with aromas of vanilla custard and nutmeg, followed by banana and pineapple. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced, this wine is creamy on the palate and offers flavors of lemon custard, toffee, toasted almonds, and honey. French oak aging adds complexity to this well-rounded Chardonnay. Enjoy with creamy, parmesan risotto, roasted chicken, or grilled salmon.
Chile’s 2012 vintage was one of the driest and hottest on record. From north to south, heat was an unavoidable issue. These extreme conditions accelerated fruit maturation and moved harvest up three to four weeks earlier than usual. The yields were a bit larger than average, and the fruit quality was very good. 2012’s concentrated grapes made for red wines with ripe fruit flavors and soft tannins, and white wines showing intense aromas and bright acidity on the palate.