The Seven-Buck Wonder
I was standing in line to pay at my local BC Liquor Store, and noticed a display of this wine: Recri Chardonnay 2021 from the high-altitude Mendoza region of Argentina. Normally it's $9.99, but it's on sale for $6.99 through July 2.
Now, I recently gambled on an $8 red and was actually pretty blown-away by the fact that not only was it good enough, but it was really quite delicious. It also harboured a good amount of typicity, something I find not overly common with wines at price points like these. Could lightning strike twice?
So I bought it, thinking worse comes to worst it could be cooking wine that didn't break the bank.
It's shockingly tasty. I can't find much info on it online, but it comes to us via the Fecovita Co-op.
Anyways, it tastes an Argentinian Chardonnay! Think ripe mangoes, Gala apples, lemonade and jasmine. It's quite balanced - the acid's right where it should be - and there's just the tiniest lick of honey on the finish, but don't worry - it's not sweet! I mean, it's not the most complex wine in the world, but for any casual occasion, say a picnic at Dude Chilling Park?
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