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Wölffer Perle Chardonnay 2018 750ml
SKU: 15467

Wölffer Perle Chardonnay 2018

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750ml
$41.99
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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region United States, New York, The Hamptons, Long Island
Brand Wölffer
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Best served after a couple of years of bottle aging. Serve around 55˚F, this classic Chardonnay is the perfect match for rich fish dishes, crab cakes, truffle-mushroom risotto, creamy flavorful chicken, veal or pork, and of course an array of cheeses.
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The 2018 Chardonnay Perle was mostly (92%) aged in used French barriques (18% new) for eight months, the rest in stainless steel. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This was sourced from vines variously planted in 1988, 1993 and 1994. This has been a sturdy and reliable Chardonnay over the years. This year's version feels a bit slight in the mid-palate, though. It controls the wood reasonably well, showing some hazelnut nuances but also some freshness. It never seems terribly concentrated or precise, though, and the finish is just average. Overall, in a tough year, it still does nicely. I'd drink this on the younger side this year for best results, although they do tend to age well.

August 6, 2020