Showing posts with label Chardonnay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chardonnay. Show all posts

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Valentine Chardonnay 2021

 

Dom Valentine knows a thing or two about Chardonnay having spent some time at Oakridge before breaking out to his solo venture. The fruit for this great expression is sourced from the Lone Star Creek vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley.

Heggies Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2018

 


A very tidy Chardonnay that shouldn't be served too cold so you can experience all of its beauty.

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Chapel Hill Organic Small Batch Chardonnay 2021

 

McLaren Vale is a lot of things but a Chardonnay hotspot is one thing it is not. More muted than the Abacus Chardonnay, this is quite a simple drink.

Chapel Hill Abacus Chardonnay 2022

 

Michael Fragos got in touch to share some new wines. I haven't seen any wines from Chapel Hill for some time so it was good to get back in the saddle. Here we have a Chardonnay with some richness but it's not OTT. 

Friday, 18 November 2022

Montalto The Eleven Chardonnay 2021

 

The Eleven. Pat Cummins could be the face of this label, but not so. It's named after the eleven rows first planted back in 1986. Concentrated and alluring, this is just brilliant Chardonnay.

Friday, 11 November 2022

Montalto Tuerong Chardonnay 2021

 

One of the wines I look forward to tasting each year and again there is nothing but joy and pleasure in the glass. A wine of serious quality, Simon Black's pursuit of excellence deserves a chorus of support from Chardonnay lovers. 

A vertical tasting of the last decade would be quite something. The detail and precision of the making let alone the quality of the fruit continues to mesmerise.

If you get the chance to share this, don't. It's good to be selfish once in a while.

Oxford Landing Sunlight Chardonnay 2021

 


With low and no alcohol wines gaining popularity, a new range of wines from Oxford Landing has hit the shelves. These Sunlight wines will be served at the Sunset Cinemas this summer I'm reliably informed.

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Oakridge 864 Funder and Diamond Drive Block Chardonnay 2020

 

All that sparkles and glistens. A Chardy party for your insides. Another sublime Oakridge 864 awaits.

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Thursday, 27 October 2022

Scarborough Wines Keepers of the Flame Chardonnay 2021

 

Tasted at the Hunter Valley media famil back in May, this was one of the best Chardonnays in the line up showcasing the diversity of the region's quiet achiever. So underrated, Hunter Valley Chardonnay is a fabulous drink when done well. Get this on your radar.

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2021

 

What a beauty! Oakridge has nailed another Chardonnay. From the Yarra Valley's Woori Yallock district, this Henk vineyard is all class. Concentrated with charming depth, lovely lines of intrigue captivate.

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldene Chardonnay 2021

 

The quality at this price point is outrageous - $45 is madness for what is in the glass. Race to this, it's a superb Chardonnay.

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Oakridge Vineyard Series Willowlake Chardonnay 2021

 


The focus, the pristine fruit, the porcelain presence, another class act from the Oakridge Willowlake Vineyard Series Chardonnay.

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Pegasus Bay Virtuoso Chardonnay 2019

 

Easily one of the best Chardonnays you will find in New Zealand, the team at Pegasus Bay seemingly achieve supreme class almost effortlessly. Go here, please do.

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Clandestine Vineyards Break Free Petite Blancs 2022

 

Deadly smooth, this Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer blend slides through like silk. 

Thursday, 6 October 2022

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Yarra Yering Dry White No.1 2021

 


So fresh, this Semillon and Chardonnay blend is cleansing with a little crunch on close. Nicely done.

Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Tomich Woodside Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

 

What a great Chardonnay for 25 bucks! Here is another example that you don't need to spend big to drink well.

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Levantine Hill Blanc de Blanc 2016

 

This is a great fizz from Levantine Hill. Classy stuff, I can't help but feel fancy with this in the glass. It offers yet another reason to support local rather than those mass produced Frenchies.

Friday, 30 September 2022

Pegasus Bay Chardonnay 2019

 

Like your Chardonnays generous? Here is your weapon! There is so much to grab onto here. Handfuls of interest beckon for your attention.