The Chardonnay Thread

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I always thought that I'd start a(n aged) riesling thread next after the pinot noir one, given that riesling fanatics like myself probably come second to pinot lovers in terms of their passion for that varietal, and as pinot is to shiraz, so riesling is possibly considered the hip modish low-fi underdog, perhaps the preferred alternative for those who want to be seen as being in the know and enlightened...

However for me somewhat running counter to that, chardonnay displays more complexity, depth and variety, due to its different winemaking techniques, as opposed to the purity of young riesling, not that that necessarily makes it better or worse, just different and what I currently seem to enjoy more :)

Chardonnay's back in flavour
Wine: the annual white burgundy tasting
James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge: the winners are...
For the love of chardonnay

These are my picks from Cellarmasters after paying $10 for a $100 voucher (Groupon referral), 7% Cashrewards, 5% off WISH gift card (note that dispatch can be delayed upon request to avoid hot weather):
Previous vintages have been well-reviewed (eg. JO/CM94) and the 2015 was so enjoyable recently, after current favourite Stonier Reserve 2013, that I considered ordering more from cellardoor.co until this arose​
Cellardoor.co (possible $25 credit):
Dan Murphy's after 3.5% Cashrewards & 5% off WISH:
Other deals elsewhere include:
 
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Oh dear! Have just found this thread. This could be dangerous. Oakridge Hazeldene Chardy on it's way.:rolleyes:
 
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Stella Bella 2016 $20.42 @ Winery Lane using discount code CHRISTMAS100 for $100 off $300+ orders (JH95, GW94, HH92)

Sign up via winerylane.com.au/mchh for a gift card of $75 off 12 bottles - also note that they have Christmas gift packs that include a $75 gift card and free delivery, which like the rest of their wines, are 20% off in any dozen order
 

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Compared with their pinot noir, I haven't tried much of their chardonnay, but given that this has received rave reviews, that might have to change: Dog Point 2015 $34.99 @ My Wine Guy ($30 voucher)



Victorian Chardonnay 6pk $233 ($38.83/bt) @ Randall's
  • 1x Seville Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2015
  • 1x Journey Wines Chardonnay 2015
  • 2x Burton McMahon George's Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
  • 2x Willow Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
 
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Cellardoor.co (possible $25 credit):
  • Coldstream Hills Reserve 2015 $42 (JH97, CM(WF)95)
  • Coldstream Hills Mixed Selection 6pk $185 ($30.83/bt)
    • 2016 Coldstream Hills Chardonnay
    • 2014 Coldstream Hills Rising Vineyard Chardonnay
    • 2015 Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay
    • 2016 Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir
    • 2015 Coldstream Hills The Esplanade Pinot Noir
    • 2014 Coldstream Hills Reserve Shiraz

Until today:
  • Coldstream Hills Reserve 2016 $45.50
  • Coldstream Hills Rising Vineyard 2016 $31
Also Very Very Good Victorian Chardonnay Mixed Six Pack - Mixed Packs | Different Drop - Explore Wine $275 ($45.83/bt) (extra 10% off for new customers):
  • 2017 Luke Lambert Chardonnay
  • 2016 Joshua Cooper The Old Port Righ Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2016 Latta Jurassique Blanc Ullaged Chardonnay
  • 2016 Sorrenberg Chardonnay
  • 2015 Eldridge Estate Chardonnay
  • 2016 Garagiste Merricks Chardonnay
 

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I just got the Paringa Penninsula Pinot and Leeuwin Cabernet from Smash Vino, 25% using code smashsociety. Not sure how long it last but good pricing and wines were here quick.
 

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