Cimarosa Chardonnay

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Tasting Notes: Revolting. This wine tasted of halitosis. The budget supermarkets have some very good, keenly priced wines. This was nasty. It had a cork closure – but it wasn’t corked; that makes a wine smell like a mildewed cagoule I once had. I read a few months ago that Jancis Robinson, in Mendoza for the Vendemia tastings, rejected about 30% of the wines submitted as they were corked, or contained too much alcohol, or were faulty in some other way. Having witnessed cork trees up close and seen how their bark is processed to make bottle closures, I don’t know why producers bother taking the risk. The perception that a bottle with a cork must be classier is misplaced. This wine had an unpleasant nose of smelly breath – and ended up unfinished and poured down the sink…


Region of Origin Valle Central
Wine Colour White
Price £5.49
Where do I get it from? Lidl
Current Vintage 2015
Producer ?
Type of Closure Cork
Pack Quantity 750ml
Grape 100% Chardonnay
Country Chile
Points 60

Food Pairings: Durian.


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