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!

Stoneleigh Chardonnay 750ml

$18.17

Soft and creamy this wine displays a tantalising bouquet of nectarine and peach aromas with a hint of cinnamon spice the full bodied palate is complex with subtle stone fruit and hazelnut flavours and a clean elegant finish.

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Penfolds 2012 Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 750ml

$47.74

100% Chardonnay. Sourced from a single region and each year the fruit is selected, barrel-fermented and blended to best reflect the now well-established Bin 311 style. In 2012, fruit sourcing has come from Tumbarumba an exciting cool-climate,...

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Cono Sur Organic Chardonnay 750ml

$13.79

Winemaker's Note: This Chardonnay, made from organically grown grapes certified by the BCS Öeko Garantie GmbH, bears the spirit of our estate workers, pedaling their way to our vineyards each day. From the start this is an engaging wine, with...

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Oxford Landing 2016 Chardonnay 750ml

$15.56

"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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Lindemans 2016 Premium Select Chardonnay 750ml

$12.96

Vintage Conditions: A mild winter led to a warm and dry growing season with early bud burst. It was relatively cool leading into vintage, which commenced early as a result of normal crop levels and continuing dry conditions. In mid-January, the...

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Domaine Eden 2013 Chardonnay 750ml

$59.04

"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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Monte Carbonero 2015 Ucles Chardonnay 750ml

$12.09

Dry and crisp. Notes of white pepper and fennel with a light body, despite its excellent fruit concentration and persistence. A great apertif and a natural alternative to wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Ideal with fish, poultry, and pasta...

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Boomtown Pinot Gris Washington 750ml

$24.26

Here, the nose opens with bright notes of grapefruit, lemon, pear, dried papaya and candy corn. There?s a smooth transition to the palate, which  is gorgeous with grapefruit, lemon and Asian pear flavours. Incredible acidity takes on some clove in...

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Mount Eden 2013 Estate Chardonnay 750ml

$108.61

Pure silk on the palate, the 2013 Chardonnay Estate offers textbook notes of buttered apples, brioche, toasted bread and hints of minerality to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit, no hard edges and impeccable balance. It's...

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Catena Zapata 2015 Chardonnay 750ml

$29.48

Marquis Tasting Note: For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. Laura Catena, great-granddaughter of winery founder Nicola Catena, has created a richly textured Chardonnay...

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