Marraso 2007 Chardonnay, Columbia Crest 2006 Grand Estates Chardonnay, Louis Jadot 2007 Macon – Villages Chardonnay.
To choose these three bottles is for comparing different types of Chardonnay. The first one is from Marraso, a winery from Argentina. This wine is an “un-oaked” Chardonnay, which means the fermentation and aging are not in oak barrels, but steel vats instead. The second is an “oaked” from Columbia Crest, a winery in WA, USA. The last is from Louis Jadot, a winery in Burgundy, French, an emblematic “old world” Chardonnay.
Marraso 2007 Chardonnay
Clear aromas without oak flavor, and no mineral. Very ripe fruits, tangerines, lemons, pineapples. Among these three wines, this one is comparatively sweet, and still has common acidity.
Columbia Crest 2006 Grand Estates Chardonnay
Oak and cream flavor can be found at the top without swirling. Besides, there are apple, pineapple and some spices. Oak and cream are also found in palate, and a little bit cinnamon. However, not last very long in mouth. The most dry among these three.
Louis Jadot 2007 Macon – Villages Chardonnay
Fresh oak, but not over dense. Light creamy with mineral water. In addition, lemon flavor. I like this one while just smelling. In the palate, besides of the prior aromas, there is a light cantaloupe flavor. After the sweet beginning of palate, it has a refreshing acidity. I love this one most among these three.