Wine of the Week for August 21, 2006

Errazuriz Chardonnay Valley de Casablanca 2005 - $11.65
Style: W1

The colour here is a medium lemon-straw. On the nose look for ripe lemon, apple and quince with nuances of butter and toast. This is a very modern -- almost racy -- style, with a poignant spritz from sur lie ageing. The palate shows nice lemon and apple flavours with a crisp acidity and a bit of buttered toast on the somewhat tart finish. With good body and length, this is a good mid-week wine that is soft-spoken and elegant, although you might find the acidity a bit forward. Try with fish with lemon sauce or cream sauce, BBQ chicken or tempura. (LCBO 318741)

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