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Laughing Stock Vineyards Chardonnay +06/10text
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15¾/20

Laughing Stock Vineyards Chardonnay +06/10 2020

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis year's chardonnay is all Okanagan Falls fruit, with the 92% fermented in French oak (19% new), and the remainder in concrete eggs. This sees partial MLF, and 9 months' rest in 86% oak (21% new), 10% concrete, and 4% stainless, with regular b√Ętonnage throughout. This opens with a massive wall of sulphur, before some aeration reveals baked yellow apple, white florals, caramel, banana custard, cloves, on a soft, expansive, creamy, lazy palate. Old school Cali, and missing any spark we've seen in past (plus the hope of bright OK Falls fruit).Tasted: 02 January 2022Tasted by: Prices: BC 31.99 winery direct Producer: Laughing Stock VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Arterra Wines Canada
Principle Fine Wines
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 915652UPC: 850451002036