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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!

Domaine Daniel Dampt 2018 Chablis 750ml

$39.04

The 2018 Chablis is a very pretty wine. Citrus, pear, grapefruit and floral overtones are nicely lifted in a gracious, airy Chablis that will drink well right out of the gate. The delicate, understated style is best enjoyed with similarly light foods.-...

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Domaine Servin 2018 Chablis 750ml

$38.17

The 2018 Chablis is another very pretty wine in this range from Servin. Gracious and open-knit with lovely presence, the 2018 has so much to offer. Expressive floral and citrus notes are finely knit in a silky, gracious Chablis that will drink well right...

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Maison Joseph Drouhin 2018 Macon Villages 750ml

$30.34

Winemaker's Notes 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...

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Lafon 2015/2016 Macon-Uchizy "Les Maranches" 750ml

$47.74

The 2016 Mâcon-Uchizy Les Maranches reveals aromas of lemon oil, dried white flowers, beeswax and toasted hazelnuts, framed by light reduction. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, with a glossy, expansive attack and one of the most giving, open-knit...

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Maison Joseph Drouhin 2018 St. Veran 750ml

$37.30

The 2017 Saint-Véran has a lively, appealing bouquet of citrus fruit laced with lemon curd and light white flower aromas. The palate is well balanced with a satisfying fatness, a level up from the Mâcon-Lugny, leading to a pretty nectarine...

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Lafon 2016 Macon-Bussieres "Le Monsard" 750ml

$47.74

Offering up a reductive bouquet of citrus oil, orchard fruit, pastry cream and iodine, the 2016 Mâcon-Bussière Le Monsard is medium-bodied, elegantly glossy and bright, with a saline, mineral finish of attractive duration. Score: 89 points...

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Lafon 2016 Macon-Milly-Lamartine "Clos du Four" 750ml

$52.08

(done entirely in demi-muids; Gon keeps more lees as this wine has a tendency toward reduction--and high acidity): ; keep more lees; always more reduced): Pale lemon-yellow with a green tinge. A note of white pepper reduction to the slightly high-toned...

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