Lamoreaux Landing Chardonnay 2008 - Finger Lakes (Seneca Lake), New York, USA
20€; 12,6% abv. A very perfumed, almost Viognier-like aroma on opening. That quickly calms down and the wine radically changes to smell like a cool climate wine with nice citrus and asparagus notes that struggle to shine from beneath the oak (2/3rds of the wine sees oak - and from the toffee aromas I guess much of that must have been new). Delightfully high acidity, lots of citrus. But once again the toffee character from the oak is something I dislike. With this type of oak: not to my taste.