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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2016 Beringer Brothers Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay

By Norm Bentley - | Nov 6, 2020


The North Georgia Wine Advisor



2016 Beringer Brothers Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay


In the realm of wine making there is always something new to go with the old. In this case, its ageing Chardonnay in used bourbon barrels. A unique approach to put a new twist on an old favorite. This 2016 Beringer Brothers Chardonnay even comes in a bourbon-looking bottle. The wine is a little different, and worth sampling to form your own opinion

The nose is pleasant with the aroma of spice and baked apples. The flavor is a mixture of poached pear, golden delicious apples, a hint of spice, and a touch of buttery roundness. The finish needs a little more acidity, and sort of fades away, after leaving a bit of pear on the palate. The alcohol content is 14.5%, and Norm’s score is 87.

We served this Chardonnay next to a spicy Shrimp Creole, which might have overpowered the wine just a bit. The Beringer Brothers Chardonnay might make a very nice companion for roasted turkey.

Score: 87

Price: $13 – $17