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ESTATE BOTTLED CHARDONNAY MUSQUÉ 2016 Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CAVE SPRING
Bright medium straw colour. Attractive, faintly honeyed, spicy, ripe lemon-melon-apple nose. Off dry, medium-light bodied, very spicy, honeyed, ripe lemon-melon-apple puree flavours with a crisp, unoaked, mineral-tinged finish. Quite ready-to-drink. Has 13.5% alcohol and 6 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. TONY ASPLER / 88.5-points / BEST BUY - A nose of apple with a floral top note; medium-bodied, richly extracted, sweet apple and baked lemon flavours. The recommended 2015 (**+) was released on March 3, 2018 at $16.95. BBQ Wines Feature (18 items) CSPC 246579
Type White Table Wine
Agent Cav Spr
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Ripe, Spicy, Bright
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Refreshing and floral Chardonnay Musqué always represents tremendous value for money in the Cave Spring portfolio. Sourced from a single block in Cave Spring Vineyard, this estate-bottled white can always be counted on to deliver lots of intensity and charm for the price. Cave Spring's Chardonnay Musqué is always compelling, but really shines in warmer vintages, such as 2016, when the character becomes more exotic and powerful. The texture of the 2016 is round and supple, which adds weight and richness to a dry white that's really dialled in. The residual sweetness and acidity are nicely calibrated and the finish is refreshing and long. This is best enjoyed in its prime to really appreciate the fragrance and freshness. But now that it's bottled under screw cap, it will be interesting to see how a bottle tastes in 2020 or beyond. Recommended. Score - 4 Stars (out of 5) (Christopher Waters, watersandwine.com) Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 21, 2018
Cases bought 176 (12 bottles per case)

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