Anakena Indo 2009 Chardonnay

Price: Around $10

Rating: ★★★½☆

Color: Light pale yellow

Nose: Citrus and tropical fruit

Taste: Creamy and smooth.  Nice fruit flavor.  Good balance.

Summary: Yes.  It is good to find a Chilean chardonnay that knows how to use oak to better itself.  This wine is well balanced in the flavor department.  I love the slight use of oak.  It warms and rounds out the palate.  I really really enjoyed this wine.  Not full blown butter and not full blown citrus fruit.  Just a really good chardonnay.

According to the wine-maker 30-40% of the fruit spends fermentation in French and American oak.  Well that would explain it.  Now go out and pick up a few of these.

 

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