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Clyde Park Chardonnay 2018

From Clyde Park and the Geelong region, this is a very good chardonnay.  It has aromas of cedar, mineral, smoke and ripe melon.  The palate is balanced, with a medium-full body and linear acidity.  Medium length on the finish completes the picture.  Ready to drink now.  Rating: Good.  Website:  https://clydepark.com.au; wine-searcher.com.  Source: Sample.  Reviewed: July…Continue readingClyde Park Chardonnay 2018

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Aylesbury Estate Pater Series Chardonnay 2018

From the Ferguson Valley in Western Australia, this chardonnay opens to a restrained aroma of almond meal, custard and cedar. The body is between medium and full and the acidity medium and fine boned. This is a textured chardonnay that is particularly harmonious and ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Read more: https://www.aylesburyestate.com.au; wine-searcher.com. Source:…Continue readingAylesbury Estate Pater Series Chardonnay 2018

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Terre à Terre Piccadilly Rosé 2019

This rosé from Terre à Terre is a blend of pinot noir (70%) and chardonnay (30%) and from the Piccadilly sub region of the Adelaide Hills (above 500m altitude). It’s a well constructed rosé.  It opens to aromas of strawberry and smoke.  The palate is dry, with an expression of light spices, a full body…Continue readingTerre à Terre Piccadilly Rosé 2019

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Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis 2018

This is an excellent AOP Chablis from Christian Moreau and the 2018 vintage, frankly resembling a premier cru in terms of quality.  It has pleasingly typical Chablis aromas of stones and a yoghurty, lees character.  The palate is dry, with attractive stone and flint notes, medium length and linear, high acidity.  I would ordinarily suggest…Continue readingChristian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis 2018

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Liv Zak Chardonnay 2019

Liv Zak’s Yarra Valley chardonnay from the 2019 vintage is quite different in style to the wine just reviewed.  It has a subtle, creamy lemon aroma.  The palate is full bodied, the acidity high and the length medium.  This is a subtle and sound wine.  The alcohol is listed as a precise (overly?) 13.35%.  Ready…Continue readingLiv Zak Chardonnay 2019

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Curly Flat Chardonnay 2018

Curly Flat are a benchmark cool climate southern VIctorian producer.  Their 2018 chardonnay has aromas of stone fruit, ripe nectarine and restrained cedar.  The palate is full bodied, the acidity high and the length pleasingly long.  An excellent Chardonnay that is ready to drink now. Rating: Very Good.  Abv: NA.  Price: $45.  Website: https://curlyflat.com.  Source:…Continue readingCurly Flat Chardonnay 2018

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Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2018

From benchmark New Zealand producer Kumeu River, this chardonnay proved a little too sculptured for me, with the hand of the winemaker evident.  It opens to aromas of flint and smoke.  The palate has high acidity, the body is full and the wine finishes on acidity rather than fruit.  It proved somewhat hard work.  Rating:…Continue readingKumeu Village Chardonnay 2018

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Château Martinolles Chardonnay Limoux 2018

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Wills Domain Cuvée d’Elevage Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

This is a well made sparkling wine from the classic varieties of chardonnay and pinot noir. The producer is Wills Domain in the Margaret River. In the glass, there are light aromas of citrus and yeast. The palate has between medium and firm acidity. Well priced and suitable for current drinking. Rating: Good. Abv: NA.…Continue readingWills Domain Cuvée d’Elevage Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

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d’Arenberg Lucky Lizard Chardonnay 2017

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Angullong Fossil Hill Chardonnay 2017

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Curly Flat Chardonnay 2017

Curly Flat produce a benchmark chardonnay style in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria. This wine opens to a lovely aroma of white nectarines. The acidity on the palate is towards high, but fine boned and attractive. Oak is well integrated and the length is long on the finish. Rating: Very Good. Abv: 13%. Price: $46.…Continue readingCurly Flat Chardonnay 2017