“Picked late for the Casablanca Valley, despite using fruit from the cooler end of the valley, this is a rich, deeply coloured Chardonnay with 20% new wood, creamy, leesy, honeyed flavours and some supporting acidity.”
“More and more boutique producers are on the rise in Chile’s Casablanca Valley, which is a very cool region, impacted by the Pacific Ocean’s icy Humboldt Current. This is one of the rare winegrowing regions where you can find a single-vineyard Chardonnay like this for around $20. Fresh, complex, and teeming with white floral notes—along with a combination of orchard and tropical fruit notes—atop a rich, creamy texture.”
“The classical barrel-fermented 2016 Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay is from a zone they think is ideal for this style, Casablanca, where they have 35 hectares of Chardonnay. It's quite ripe and oaky for a cool year like 2016, hedonistic and showy, with more acidity than it usually has. It now doesn't go through malolactic fermentation.”
“A juicy and rich Chardonnay with sliced apple and pear character. Hints of cream and toasted oak. Full body, round texture, and delicious fruit. A layered white with freshness and complexity.”
Root:1 - Drink Me Magazine
“This crisp wine offers bright citrus notes and a fresh, pure finish. Vibrant flavors of grapefruit, lime, pineapple, and pear are present, combined with a hint of herb, creating a complex, elegant finish. Served best with grilled shrimp or pork loin. Grilled Vegetables are also a great match, and roasted lemon chicken.”
"A heavy blanket of oak dominates a nose with modest melon and apple notes, while this feels big, oaky and short on spine and zest. Previously mentioned heavy oak results in a creamy flavor profile, while wood is in the lead on a weighty finish."