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!

Domaine Daniel Dampt 2017 Chablis 750ml

$38.17

“There is enough post-bottling reduction to push the underlying fruit to the background. Otherwise the vibrant, delicious and attractively textured medium weight flavors possess an unusually sophisticated mouth feel, all wrapped in an impressively...

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Le Grand Noir 2016 Chardonnay 750ml

$15.56

This lightly oaked wine from France's Minervois/ Languedoc Roussillon comprises 85% Chardonnay and 15% Viognier for a touch of spice. About a third of it matured in French and American oak, while the remainder, including Viognier, was left unoaked. Le...

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Oxford Landing 2017 Chardonnay 750ml

$14.45

"This medium-bodied Chardonnay offers tangerine and melon flavors, subtle leesy and oaky notes and a plump, succulent mouthfeel. Yes, it fades quickly on the finish, but this a wine to quaff, not age. Drink now." -- Wine Enthusiast "Best Buy" Apr 2017

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Casa Silva 2016 Coleccion Chardonnay 750ml

$16.00

Located in the small village of El Tambo near San Fernando, Casa Silva was originally founded by Emilio Bouchon of Bordeaux in 1982. In recent years, Mario Silva and winemaker Mario Geisse have raised the quality of the winery to the point where Casa...

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Vina Cobos 2016 Felino Chardonnay 750ml

$28.45

The just-bottled, screw-capped 2016 Felino Chardonnay was quite impressive. It's now produced exclusively with grapes grown in the Valle de Uco and was cropped from an unusual wet and cold growing season. It fermented with indigenous yeasts with full...

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Dalrymple 2015 The Cave Block Chardonnay 750ml

$52.08

Delicate aromas of lemon curd and preserved citrus are immediately apparent with hints of roasted cashews and ground ryegrass seed adding some softer depth and complexity. A fine acid palate, that is the hallmark of the Cave Block, provides drive through...

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Trim 2016 Chardonnay 750ml

$26.00

The 2016 TRIM Chardonnay presents aromas of green and yellow apple, Bartlett pear, and a touch of baking spices. On the palate, the wine displays flavors of baked apple pie and vanilla custard. It is amazingly well balanced and offers a long, refreshing,...

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Joie Farm 2016 Un-Chardonnay 750ml

$28.61

Crisp expression of unoaked Chardonnay. Fermented in stainless steel, extra lees contact. Inspired by Chablis and the weight of Macon-Clessé. On the nose, pineapple and citrus. Juicy red apple, lemon, and mineral on the palate. Round body,...

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Bernard Defaix 2016 Chablis 750ml

$37.30

Chablis is considered one of the world’s most recognized quality wines.  The Defaix's Chablis is made using 100% Chardonnay grapes from various parcels and vines of varying age.  This is a lively white with crisp acidity and an intense...

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Domaine Eden 2014 Chardonnay 750ml

$56.43

"Buttered toast, oaky smoke and a slight mango tropicality converge for an epic nose on this Chardonnay from a vineyard that was planted in 1976. There are layers of flavor too, lime citrus at first evolving toward brioche with a butterscotch finish, and...

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