Taste it Again / Lost & Found

Taste it Again : Hidden Bench 2015 Chardonnay

18 Feb 2021

Hidden Bench 2015 Chardonnay


(September 17, 2020) ... Now this was a real "wow-wee" kind of wine when I originally tasted it, and now, some 5 years later, it's time to taste it again ... I have often said that Chardonnay from Ontario gets kinda wonky after 7 years so let's see how the 5 year mark works out with this one:

The nose if very toasty with caramel apple and apple cobbler notes - now that is appealing and a good sign ... the taste is creme brulée and bananas foster, with hints of sweet vanilla and very subtle lemon drop - all held together by a short finish ... it's a nice wine now, but as it sits and the air comes in that oak starts to power its way to the forefront and might end up being this wine's downfall with more time in bottle. My guess is that in another year those tertiary notes take over - so if you like your Chardonnay with some fruit notes it's time to drink up.


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