Friday, January 11, 2008

2005 Concha y Toro Chardonnay Marqués de Casa Concha

Now you got the name of the wine memorized? Ai yah, what a long name. I just cut and pasted it off of Cellar Tracker rather than attempting to type it myself.

This one came from Costco and set me back $13.99.

The serving temperature made quite a difference on this wine. I think initially I poured it too cold, There was tons of oak and some buttery/vanilla tones in the aromas, with more of the same on the palate. I found some pineapple hiding underneath.

After it warmed up the oak became more forgiving and a tropical fruit character emerged, along with a bit of almond.

I poured it a little warmer on subsequent nights. There were whiffs of SO2 in the aromas - faint hints of hard-boiled egg (yes, with the shell off, not on, haha). Also, the fruit tended to evolve (or break down) into a sugary-type character with airing and warming.

This was a decent bottle of wine, but with nothing special or distinguished about it. It tasted like a fairly standard chardonnay. For $13.99 I am going to have to flip the thumbs down on this one.

Here's the matching Youtube video (click here if you can't see it below).

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