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Bachelder Willms Chardonnay Vielles Vignes 1983 Plantingtext

Bachelder Willms Chardonnay Vielles Vignes 1983 Planting 2021

Four Mile Creek, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaLike Bai Xu, this comes from old vines planted in the Four Mile Creek sub-region of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This block was planted two years later than Bai Xu, in 1983, and comes across more restrained in style, with a distinctive combination of clementine, lemon, and minty herbs. I'm just looking for more depth on the palate, which is perhaps reflective of the challenging 2021 vintage, as this finishes a touch short and thin. Regardless, this is readily accessible and ready to drink now.Tasted: 16 December 2023Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices:
ON$49.95750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Mary et Thomas Delaney-Bachelder et FillesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 185729000729