Caoba Chardonnay 2017

Another international wine from my UK trip. This time an oaked Chardonnay from Argentina. I tried this at the Lion and Lamb in Milton, Cambridge, whose proprietor, Lawrence, is WSET trained and pretty good at picking good wines at an affordable prices. This wine matches that description well.

As I was in a pub with ambient lighting I couldn’t say much about the colour apart from the fact it was white. The online write ups describe it as a golden yellow colour. I’ve no reason to disbelieve them.

There is nothing subtle about this full bodied wine. It has full on tropical fruit flavours and creamery/buttery brioche from the oak, with some citrus from the high acidity. Later some petrol flavours also came through. A nice medium finished, this wine works well, depite it’s full on style, because it is nicely balanced.

I really liked it, but if you prefer your wines to be more reserved in flavour then you may struggle with this one. If, like me, you enjoy fruit led butter shag wines then dive right in.

Photo by honestwinedrinker
Photo by honestwinedrinker
Name: Coaba
Colour: White
Year: 2017
Grapes Chardonnay
Winery: Grupo Familia Falasco
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Quality Classification: Non Applicable
Alcohol: 12%
Price: About £6 UK retail price

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