Thursday, May 26, 2016

Castillo Monjardin El Cerezo 2014 Chardonnay, (unoaked) Navarra, Spain

Castillo Monjardin El Cerezo 2014 Chardonnay, (unoaked)  Navarra, Spain, $10.19-$13.99, 88 points, poured a pale brass color.
Aromatic apple, lemon/lime, and pome blossoms were excellent (I'm not usually enamored with Chardonnay smells).
More like a good Albarino than a Chardonnay, for the light-plus body, better than good acidity, citrus dominant flavors and minerality would have fooled me (easily done, I know).
Finished fair on the trailing palate, a hint of white pepper and a well-balanced 13% alcohol.


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