Chardonnay aged in bourbon barrels… say what??
We came across this Robert Mondavi Winery 2018 Chardonnay from America recently, and I couldn’t help but buy a bottle to give it a whirl. It was $23.
The grapes come from Californian vineyards and the bourbon whiskey barrels come from a renowned Kentucky distillery.
We decided to sip on it as we watched Uncorked on Netflix. Have you seen it?
It’s an American drama film which was released last year and it follows a guy who wants to become a Master Sommelier. If you like your hip hop and RnB then you’ll enjoy the soundtrack 😉
Anyway it was the perfect match for this Chardy, which both Mr Spittoon and I thoroughly enjoyed and will buy again!
It is a cork closed bottle so you will have to get the corkscrew out for this one.
In the glass it’s a lovely golden shade. Creamy oak, vanilla butter and melon notes rise from the glass and I actually think it has some whiffs of bourbon too In the mouth it’s smooth, creamy and incredibly moreish. A bold Chardonnay yet it has some lovely crisp acidity to it too.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!