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Chardonnay

World famous and strangely controversial, Chardonnay probably elicits more reactions (both good and bad) than any other grape variety we have in the shop. Many people got turned off Chardonnay when you couldn’t move for over-oaked Aussie Chardonnay during the 80s and 90s. However, for those that have stuck with it, there’s far more to this grape than the mouthful of mass produced, slightly cloying plonk that was everywhere 20 or so years ago. Indeed, Chardonnay can be sublime and many of the classiest bottles are to be found in Burgundy. Take Chablis, for example, where the grape gives a wonderfully clean, citrusy, mineral mouthful. Move further south to the Cote d’Or and (depending on where you are) you can experience it as a creamy, nutty, lemon and lime confection. And leave France and you can find great examples from California, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand and yes, Australia, all with their own distinct characteristics. And if that’s not enough, there’s always Chardonnay’s starring role in Champagne!

Bread & Butter 2020 Chardonnay 750ml

$27.74 $24.99

This Chardonnay opens delicately with rich notes of vanilla bean and almond husk, which is reminiscent of a decadent crème brûlée. The creamy custard notes are balanced by a soft minerality and a hint of tropical fruit.Those creamy...

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Blue Mountain 2020 Estate Chardonnay 750ml

$35.56

Blue Mountain has the advantage of 13 to 30-year-old vines in the ground, in effect the old and the new, leaving winemaker Matt Mavety with a selection of five different clones from which to shape his Eatste Cuvées. The perfectly tended vines that...

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Long Barn 2019 Chardonnay 750ml

$20.78

Apple and bright citrus, butter, vanilla, cream with hints of toasted oak. Medium to full bodied with layers of texture and a round and buttery finish. -- Winemaker

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Meyer Family 2021 Chardonnay Okanagan Valley 750ml

$28.61

Another keeper from Meyer’s not-so vanilla regular bottling of chardonnay is an instruction manual on how this grape should be handled in BC. The fruit comes off four vineyards: two estate sites, Old Main Road on the Naramata Bench, and McLean...

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Domaine Brocard 2020 Ste. Claire Chablis 750ml

$50.35

Some of the vines here are over 70 years old. Even with a reticent, understated nose one can sense the energy and precision in this wine. There’s a lovely, creamy texture on the palate, with bright citrus notes and a long, lingering, savoury,...

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La Crema 2020 Monterey Chardonnay 750ml

$34.70

COMMENTARY: Always a favorite in my household and amongst my friends, the La Crema Monterey Chardonnay has often been one of our first choices when looking for an entrée wine. TASTING NOTES: The 2016 vintage is bright with focused citrus peel,...

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Domaine Daniel Dampt 2019 Chablis 750ml

$40.78

In contrast to the nose of the Petit Chablis, this immediately makes clear that the aromas could be from nowhere else but Chablis with its notes of citrus, green apple and oyster shell. There is both excellent freshness and energy to the delicious and...

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Billaud-Simon 2020 Chablis 750ml

$59.04

A slightly cooler and quite pretty nose speaks mostly of citrus and quinine along with whiffs of iodine. The delicious and more vibrant medium weight flavors possess both good delineation and minerality while offering a more appealing texture on the...

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Rombauer 2020 Chardonnay 750ml

$69.99

The 2020 Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay—one of America's most-heralded wines—continues its string of successes with its newly released vintage. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with aromas and flavors of fragrant apple, a hint of flowers, and...

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Wente 2021 Chardonnay Morning Fog 750ml

$21.49

Bursting with aromatics of citrus and green apple complemented by hints of toasty oak and vanilla, this wine is balanced by a lingering minerality and natural acidity to create a beautiful wine.

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Tantalus 2020 Bear Chardonnay 750ml

$30.34

Pale yellow in colour, expressions of Meyer lemon zest, Gala apple and white flowers emerge on the nose, accented by a sea breeze freshness and a hint of toasted hazelnut. The palate has lifted notes of green melon, ripe apple and oyster shell. Light and...

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Maison Joseph Drouhin 2020 Macon Villages 750ml

$34.70

The color of the wine is bright and limpid. The nose is floral and fruity. Very straightforward and direct on the palate, as if biting into a grape. Fresh and light, with a very pleasant aftertaste. It is a perfect accompaniment to full-flavored...

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Marlo 2019 Chardonnay 750ml

$12.95

With a soft palate and its subtle citrus notes, this wine comes alive in a blend of tropical fruit flavors such as pineapple and mango. The combination results in an interesting aromatic complexity and flavors that make this dry white an ideal choice to...

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Angove 2019 Organic Chardonnay 750ml

$20.78

Angove Organic Chardonnay is sourced from organically certified vineyards in the Riverland and McLaren Vale regions of South Australia. Harvested into cool of dawn the grapes were transported to the winery and immediately pressed using modern...

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