Peter Shaw

2008 Chardonnay

This has some similar characteristics to the Section 94. The aromas are complex with nuts and wild yeast and soft oak. The flavours are of figs and citrus and a huge burst of yeast. If you enjoy a complex chardonnay try this one.

Paul Forget, Ontario, Canada

2009 Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is 100% estate grown fruit, barrel fermented, in French oak (15% new) for 18 months with alcohol coming in at 14%. Straw yellow in color, this Chardonnay opens up with aromas of pear, peach, pineapple, lime zest, toasty and roasted nuts. On the palate, medium bodied, lean in the mouth with a slightly sweet and creamy texture with fresh acidity. Very nice length on the finish, with a mix of citrus/ripe tree fruit and refreshing acidity. What you get from Dog Point Chardonnay 2009 is elegance and a great deal of finesse. And yes, a New Zealand white wine with a cork closure. Strongly recommended. 92/100