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2021 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay "Nuits-Blanches au Bouge"

Au Bon Climat 2021 Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Chardonnay

Winery: Au Bon Climat

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nuits-Blanches au Bouge"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Maria Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: July 3, 2024

Wine Review: This white gold colored Chardonnay from Au Bon Climat is for oak fans! It opens with a pleasant new oak and Bartlett pear bouquet with hints of pineapple and quince. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, slightly viscous and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is an oak influenced green apple and stone dust blend with notes of quince and vanilla. I also detected hints of light buttered popcorn and macadamia nuts. The finish is dry, and its flavors and acidity are nicely sustained. This Chardonnay would pair well with your favorite toasted and buttered lobster roll. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This vibrant wine delivers a bold citrus punch. Layers of oak, macadamia nuts, and vanilla are followed by lemon zest. Notes of grapefruit, kumquat, and yuzu linger throughout the palate. Its high acidity harmonizes beautifully with the influence of 100% new French oak, promising endless aging potential.

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