2016 Fool’s Mate Chardonnay

An extremely complex wine with aromas of yellow peach, melon, perfume and caramelized oak with hints of graphite. The palate gas a rich entry with flavours of peach, apricot and almond croissant.

Sunset Vineyard, Jagged Rock Vineyard, Dekleva - Combret Vineyard, Border Vista Vineyard
Aromas & Texture
Melon & Bright
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CheckMate Winery Fool's Mate Chardonnay
  • 94 Points Accolade - John Schreiner

"This is a blend of fruit from all the vineyards that supply CheckMate. Fittingly, this is a Chardonnay that displays great harmony. The aromas of citrus, peach and vanilla initially are restrained, opening up with time in the glass. The wine has a rich entry on the palate leading to flavours of stone fruits. There is a hint of sea salt on the long finish."

94 points, John Schreiner

"This Chardonnay draws fruit from five vineyards – two on Black Sage Bench, one on Osoyoos East Bench and two on the Golden Mile Bench. Eighty per cent was aged in Burgundy barriques and 20% in concrete. The wine begins with aromas of citrus fruits, caramel and coconut. The texture is full. The flavours are complex, with herbal and citrus notes and hints of wet stone and sea salt on the finish."

94 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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