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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Fort Berens Reserve Chardonnay
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15¾/20

Fort Berens Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Lillooet, British Columbia, CanadaA blast from the past, this chardonnay relies on a heavy dose of oak to build the palate, and it almost gets away with it given the pure, ripe fruit involved. The apple is cloaked in a honey and oak jacket that is spicy and rich but somewhat flat on the palate. The intensity is excellent, and if you like a big, oaky chardonnay, this is for you. I would love to see a gentler hand here and let the fruit speak first. At 12.6 percent alcohol, this wine has plenty to give. It needs only be set free from wood to tell its story. Ready to drink. Best with a turkey.Tasted: 16 November 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 25.99 winery direct Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 541011UPC: 626990118510