The Chardonnay Thread

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15% off all wine @ Moreish with EOFY - ends next Wednesday:
  • Hoddles Creek Estate Mixed 4 pack $165.75 ($41.44/bt)
  • Luke Lambert Chardonnay Vertical 3 pack $92.65 ($30.88/bt)
  • Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils, Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon ‘Guy Moreau’ 2019 $98.60
  • Fleet Wines 'Macclesfield' Chardonnay 2019 $32.30

2013 Radikon Oslavje (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc) - MB95 - $67.50/$75 @ Wine Experience ($77 delivered @ Sometimes Always)



 

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no spare $20 voucher available this time, but extra 10% off chardonnay @ Cellar One - ends 9am AEST tomorrow - makes above Charming Chardonnay 3pk $128.50 ($42.83/bt) delivered after $20 referral
now 3pk $125 ($41.67/bt) at checkout (before referral):
  • 2017 Eileen Hardy - NG/HH96, RD19.25
  • 2018 Brookland Valley Reserve - RJ98, JH97, GW94, NS93
  • 2017 Stonier Reserve - TP96, HH95, JH94, CM(WF)93+ (also D(SA)97)

2020 is apparently as good if not better than 2019:
  • 2020 Kumeu River Maté's Vineyard – 17.5
  • 2020 Kumeu River Hunting Hill – 17+
  • 2020 Kumeu River Coddington – 16.5+
  • 2020 Kumeu River Rays Road – 17
  • 2020 Kumeu River Estate – 17
  • 2020 Kumeu Village – 16.5
 

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now 3pk $125 ($41.67/bt) at checkout (before referral):
  • 2017 Eileen Hardy - NG/HH96, RD19.25
  • 2018 Brookland Valley Reserve - RJ98, JH97, GW94, NS93
  • 2017 Stonier Reserve - TP96, HH95, JH94, CM(WF)93+ (also D(SA)97)


2020 is apparently as good if not better than 2019:
  • 2020 Kumeu River Maté's Vineyard – 17.5
  • 2020 Kumeu River Hunting Hill – 17+
  • 2020 Kumeu River Coddington – 16.5+
  • 2020 Kumeu River Rays Road – 17
  • 2020 Kumeu River Estate – 17
  • 2020 Kumeu Village – 16.5
Any thoughts on the Cellar One Chardonnay pk?
I have $20 sitting in there too, I was going to grab some Pinots but I wouldn't mind trying some nice Chardonnays.
 

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Any thoughts on the Cellar One Chardonnay pk?
I have $20 sitting in there too, I was going to grab some Pinots but I wouldn't mind trying some nice Chardonnays.
if you want some nice chardonnays, then definitely buy the Cellar One pack - much better value than their pinot one - but hurry, only 10 left :)
 

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2020 is apparently as good if not better than 2019:
  • 2020 Kumeu River Maté's Vineyard – 17.5
  • 2020 Kumeu River Hunting Hill – 17+
  • 2020 Kumeu River Coddington – 16.5+
  • 2020 Kumeu River Rays Road – 17
  • 2020 Kumeu River Estate – 17
  • 2020 Kumeu Village – 16.5
💫 Fantastic Kumeu River Vintage Release @ The Wine Emporium - ends this Thursday
  • 2020 Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay $66
  • 2020 Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay $85
  • 2020 Kumeu River Mate's Chardonnay $87
 

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Classic Chardonnay 3pk $79 ($26.33/bt) @ Cellar One
  • 2018 Stonier Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2020 Brookland Valley Reserve Chardonnay
  • 2017 Hardys HRB Chardonnay

  • Bicknell FC Applecross Chardonnay 2018 - CM(WF)95 - $40/$42 @ Prince Wine Store


2020 is apparently as good if not better than 2019:
💫 Fantastic Kumeu River Vintage Release @ The Wine Emporium - ends this Thursday
  • 2020 Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay $66
  • 2020 Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay $85
  • 2020 Kumeu River Mate's Chardonnay $87
  • 2020 Kumeu River Maté's Vineyard Chardonnay – NS100, CD98, VM(RG)97, FV(TP)96, JR17.5
  • 2020 Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay – FV(TP)97, CD/NS96, VM(RG)95, MJ18, JR17+
  • 2020 Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay – CD/NS97, FV(TP)95+, VM(RG)93, MJ18, JR16.5
  • 2020 Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay – NS95, FV(TP)/CD93, JR17
  • 2020 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay – NS95, FV(TP)/CD94, VM(RG)91, MJ17.5, JR17
offers:
https://www.thevinepress.com.au/wp-...u-River-New-Release-2020-Single-Vineyards.pdf
Langton's (from broker email on Friday)EachAvailable
2020 KUMEU RIVER WINES Village Chardonnay, Auckland (Bottle)$20187
2019 KUMEU RIVER WINES Estate Chardonnay, Auckland (Bottle)$39106
2020 KUMEU RIVER WINES Rays Road Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay (Bottle)$5158
2020 KUMEU RIVER WINES Coddington Chardonnay, Auckland (Bottle)$6710
2020 KUMEU RIVER WINES Hunting Hill Chardonnay, Auckland (Bottle)$9024
2020 KUMEU RIVER WINES Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay, Auckland (Bottle)$9436


 

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I'm trying to buy a few more Chardonnays to try, does anyone rate the following

Grosset Piccadilly
St Hugo
Mountadam
Howard Park Granite
 

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I'm trying to buy a few more Chardonnays to try, does anyone rate the following

Grosset Piccadilly
St Hugo
Mountadam
Howard Park Granite
Only tried the mountadam. If it's the high eden it's a big buttery old school chardie. I like it but it depends on what style you like.
 

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Not tried the Granite Ride. However, the regular, Allingham and Mt Barker Chardonnays are all excellent.
I grabbed a bunch from BWS 50% + 10% + 10% CB.
I think the GR is the lower end, $30-35 normally.
 
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A quick Google suggest more like $25'ish is normal for it.
I didn't end up buying it, I went with
Grosset Piccadilly Chardonnay $42
Grosset Riesling $27
St Hugo $20-22
Mountadam $20

That's before the discounts, 10% + 20% CB. Granted on a few I only managed around 12% CB. Just good timing, generally now all the good stuff sells out before any CB as BWS rarely do it.

I've been really picky, however I wanted to try some Chardonnays as I don't own many. :)
 

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I didn't end up buying it, I went with
Grosset Piccadilly Chardonnay $42
Grosset Riesling $27
St Hugo $20-22
Mountadam $20

That's before the discounts, 10% + 20% CB. Granted on a few I only managed around 12% CB. Just good timing, generally now all the good stuff sells out before any CB as BWS rarely do it.

I've been really picky, however I wanted to try some Chardonnays as I don't own many. :)

Let us know your thoughts on them once you've tried them :) Enjoy!
 

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definitely the best value chardonnay at that price, ahead of my other current buy also pictured, 2017 La Chablisienne Cote de Lechet, though all of these were/are topped by 2017 Domaine Servin Montee de Tonnerre - wish I had ordered more than a few bottles of that
based upon enjoying the 2017, i've ordered the 2019 which is considered even better, possibly the best yet - France-Soir sold out of their 1st shipment in a week earlier this year (MW Wines' dozen was gone in a day), 2nd landed on their website the other day, with 3 dozen of the 5 sold within 24hrs of their email that night - $66.50 singles, 10% off 6pks, 15% off 12pks, makes it as cheap as $56.53 :) - hard to beat for Montee de Tonnerre, considered the best 1er Cru Chablis, better than some Grand Cru
note that unlike 2017, it's not expected to be distributed again through Dan's or Laithwaites

  • 2016 Chanson Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses - BH(AM)90, WA(NM)84, JR17 - $99.95 @ Carboot (referrals) with CHANSON

  • TarraWarra Estate Reserve Chardonnay Cellar Release 2012 $50/$55 @ PWS (also at TWC; original release: JO/HH96, JH95, GW94)


I'm trying to buy a few more Chardonnays to try, does anyone rate the following

Grosset Piccadilly
St Hugo
Mountadam
Howard Park Granite
i've only enjoyed the Grosset and standard Howard Park, though it's been a while for both, more so the former, still have a 2015 of the latter waiting in the wings - did you end up buying/trying the Cellar One pack?
 
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based upon enjoying the 2017, i've ordered the 2019 which is considered even better, possibly the best yet - France-Soir sold out of their 1st shipment in a week earlier this year (MW Wines' dozen was gone in a day), 2nd landed on their website the other day, with 3 dozen of the 5 sold within 24hrs of their email that night - $66.50 singles, 10% off 6pks, 15% off 12pks, makes it as cheap as $56.53 :) - hard to beat for Montee de Tonnerre, considered the best 1er Cru Chablis, better than some Grand Cru
note that unlike 2017, it's not expected to be distributed again through Dan's or Laithwaites

  • 2016 Chanson Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses - BH(AM)90, WA(NM)84, JR17 - $99.95 @ Carboot (referrals) with CHANSON

  • TarraWarra Estate Reserve Chardonnay Cellar Release 2012 $50/$55 @ PWS (also at TWC; original release: JO/HH96, JH95, GW94)



i've only enjoyed the Grosset and standard Howard Park, though it's been a while for both, more so the former, still have a 2015 of the latter waiting in the wings - did you end up buying/trying the Cellar One pack?
No, I regret it! It was a solid deal, but I've bought land to build so I'm trying to spend less now :/
 

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The Wine Collective after 8.5% Cashrewards (less $10/$20 voucher):
  • 2019 Domaines Leflaive Mâconnais releases e.g. Macon Verze $70.46, Le Monte / Les Chenes $82.35
  • 2011 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Chateau Grenouilles $91.49

  • 2019 Domaine Guillaume Vrignaud Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume - D(AH)94, JM89-92 - $55 @ Randall's


  • 20% off Beechworth Wine Estates 2019 - CM(WF)90 - $21.59 @ Purvis - price match @ Cloudwine
 

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SYD/MEL:
6x 50ml = $55 delivered:
  • Fromm
  • TarraWarra South Block
  • Vasse Felix
  • William Fevre 1er Cru Montmains
  • Domaines Leflaive Macon-Verze
  • Xavier Monnot Bourgogne

For the next 3 days, when you choose from our superb selection on Cellar One you will save up to $60 further off your already discounted staff prices when you get to the checkout. Here's how it works:

- Add between $200 & $499 worth of delicious wine to your cart and you'll save $25 at the checkout (discount automatically applied)

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Every single wine on Cellar One on sale for 3 days only!
  • Stonier Reserve 2020 - CM(WF)/JF/HH95 - $37.50 - equal-highest TWF vintage score ever with 2013, one of my favourites (referrals)
 

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Can anyone shed some light on what these Chardy's might be?

Chardonnay 2018 – Black Market Deal #39108



 

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