Wine Advocate | Rating: 98The 2016 Chardonnay Coup de Coeur comes from Old Wente clones and is a selection of the finest barrels. It's just a little shy at this very young stage, with the nose revealing subtle allspice, powder ginger and yuzu scents with a core of peach tart, orange blossoms, crushed rocks and lime cordial. Full-bodied and absolutely packed with tightly wound layers of citrus and stone fruits, it has a fantastic backbone of crisp freshness injecting incredible tension and carrying the flavors to an epically long finish. This will be incredibly long lived. 125 cases produced.Drink Dates: 2021 - 2035Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: Mid-October 2018 New Releases
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 112 bottles owned
- 22 collectors