Disadvantages Vile taste
To me, it looked reasonable. Nice, clear white colour, it looked good in the glass and it chilled well in the fridge. Though my wife thought it looked "a little heavy" and wondered at the 14.5% alcohol content.The smell, however, was perhaps something of a warning of something unpleasant that was about to come. "Something wicked this way comes" springs to mind.Australia.
The bouquet (or smell as it were) was deeply unpleasant. Whatever white wine-like smell that there might have been was very much overpowered by a smell that was reminiscent of nail varnish remover and the type of cheap boot polish that comes from Pound shops.The taste? Well, the taste was truly repulsive, it has to be said. Whatever Chardonnay grape flavour that there was, hiding within the glass of Chilean Chardonnay white wine, was subsumed by a deeply unpleasant and exceptionally harsh taste. There was also a hint of acidic flavouring that really did nothing for the taste.
What of the Chardonnay Grape taste so beloved of fans of Chardonnay white wine? It is my firm belief that it was so ashamed of the overall very vile and nasty taste of this wine that it had decided to hide itself. A weird theory? That may be so, but I can think of no other reason why this particular wine should have tasted nothing like Chardonnay.Other, perhaps, than the utter and totally incomprehensible ineptness of the buffoons who produced this abomination and had the sheer brass neck to advertise it as wine. Not just as Chardonnay but of wine of any kind!
I drank just over 2 glasses (I finished my wife's glass as she could not bear to finish it) and was left with a feeling of heaviness about my stomach. Why? I firmly believe that Chilean Chardonnay was far too acid to be enjoyed.Apparently the family who make this Chilean Chardonnay wine have been making wine for seven generations. Hopefully, at the end of another seven generations, they might eventually learnt how to make decent, potable wine.
I fear that, sadly, they may never be able to make anything even half way as decent as Australian Chardonnay, let alone French Chardonnay.
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Château Los Boldos - Chardonnay
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