Medalla Real Chardonnay

2010 Chile Leyda
88 Points

The 2010 Medalla Real Chardonnay comes from Leyda and sees eight months barrel ageing. It offers pineapple chunks and passion fruit on the simple but fresh nose, while the palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and an appealing lemon curd and pineapple infused finish that maintains tautness.

Wine Advocate December 2012
Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay bottle

Medalla Real Chardonnay

2009 Chile Leyda
88 Points

The 2009 Chardonnay Medalla Real spent 8 months in 25% new French oak. The barrel aromas are nicely integrated leaving just a whiff of wood along with poached pear, spiced apple, and floral notes. In the glass it is full-bodied, ripe, plush and balanced with a firm acid backbone.

Wine Advocate February 2012
Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay bottle

Medalla Real Chardonnay

2008 Chile Leyda
88 Points

Yellow-gold. A full-blown, buttery chardonnay that offers deep pit fruit and honey character, along with strong notes of oak spice and lees. Broad, fleshy and smooth, bolstered by serious depth and a late jolt of enlivening acidity. An old-school New World chardonnay (yes, there is such a thing) that finishes with lingering sweetness and serious cling.

International Wine Cellar May 2011
Santa Rita Medalla Real Chardonnay bottle