An exploration of wine

135. Christophe, Chardonnay Napa County, 1997

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Book 1 Wine 135

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Second of 3 1997 US Chardonnays from Majestic’s “parcel”. This “Napa County Chardonnay” was quite different from the Oceana style, but still excellent VFM. Style much fresher – more Chablis style. A fresh opening with citrussy, lemony notes, but rounded with melon showing through. On sitting, the warm-climate influence comes through and the lemon aromas develop into lemon pie or even lemon meringue pie as vanilla and butter / caramel notes emerge. Light yellow colour and a fresh lemony flavour. Balanced and quite long.

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