Tawse are one of Niagara’s leading wineries, and this Chardonnay really delivers. From biodynamically farmed vineyards, this is newly available in the UK at Oddbins, who have a very interesting range of wines at the moment (including the 2015 Tawse Pinot Noir).
Tawse Chardonnay 2013 Niagara Peninsula, Canada
£20 Oddbins in the UK
Barrel fermented, from four estate vineyards. It’s a delicate, nuanced Chardonnay with some mineral matchstick notes adding interest to the bright lemon and pineapple fruit. This has good tension with very bright acidity and focus. There’s a trace of nuttiness and some woody spiciness on the finish, but the main thing here is the bright fruit. It’s developed really well over the last six years. 93/100