Tabali Chardonnay Reserva Especial 2008

Chardonnay from Chile, South America

$18.00 $15.49
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Item No. 100709
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

A limpid golden yellow colored wine. To the nose it is fresh, intense and complex, where mineral aromas predominate elegantly complemented by hints of honey and citric fruits that evoke a smooth maturity with a balanced acidity, this Chardonnay has a toasted finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Chardonnay Reserva Especial shows off the potential for Chardonnay in Limari. It delivers Cote de Beaune like aromatics of mineral, toast, white fruits, and hazel nut. Elegant, intense, with lively natural acidity, this lengthy effort may well evolve for 1-2 years and can be enjoyed through 2014. Tabali is producing high quality wines from the newly developing cool-climate region of Limari. "
91 Points

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Feng - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

I like this Chardonnay somewhat. It is light and easy drinking. Went well with the halibut and scallops, but it was a little non-descriptive. I actually don't recall the details of the flavors or notes. I will not buy again not because it is bad, but because there are better ones. I would give it 89 instead of 91. Revised: I just whacked myself on the head because I am ordering it again in search of a cheap good white wine, and my friends liked it.
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Learn About Tabali

The winery started its vineyard plantings in 1993 in the exciting Limari Valley, in Northern Chile. Its closeness to the Atacama Desert, the proximity of the Pacific Ocean (just 29km), the clear, pure skies, hot days and fresh nights, result in an exceptional terroir for the elaboration of premium and super premium wines. At Tabali winery they are totally committed to crafting...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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