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The Chardonnay Thread

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If I had spare space, then I'd be spending my Vinomofo credit on this:

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)
The 2016 (BC96, MB/NS/HH95, RC19/20, JR17/20) is available from "FWC" for $25.25 (pm me for invite, no referral benefits) - Boccaccio also had it at 2-for-$50, but has now sold out and probably can't access cheap pricing anymore to continue replenishing such a deal due to recent reviews - Jancis Robinson:

Auswine currently has 10% off plus free delivery for orders of at least six bottles from the What's New section of their website - combining with 10% off for new customers using newcust, consider these recently rated 94-96pts on Winefront:
$16.65 @ "FWC"

Leeuwin Estate Art Series 2016 (RJ99+) $89.91 @ AusCellardoor after 10% off (pm me for code)
 
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If I had spare space, then I'd be spending my Vinomofo credit on this:



The 2016 (BC96, MB/NS/HH95, RC19/20, JR17/20) is available from "FWC" for $25.25 (pm me for invite, no referral benefits) - Boccaccio also had it at 2-for-$50, but has now sold out and probably can't access cheap pricing anymore to continue replenishing such a deal due to recent reviews - Jancis Robinson:



$16.65 @ "FWC"

Leeuwin Estate Art Series 2016 (RJ99+) $89.91 @ AusCellardoor after 10% off (pm me for code)
Correct. Stocks are critically low now of the 2016. I think we have a case or two still, but I can't seem to locate them.

Art Series stocks have taken a pounding and unlikely to have any left beyond April i would hazard. Thats the entire allocation of the year too.
 

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If you're interested in the rare Timo Mayer 2018, then France-Soir has it for $53 (along with his other wines) :)


$18.88 @ Dan Murphy's (before Cashrewards/WISH) - postcodes 3038, 4061
also 5069 but no longer at 3038 - another on clearance:

This month's member specials include (prices again before 8% Cashrewards, 5% off WISH):
 

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has anyone tried the Ross Hill Chardonnay? i just purchaed it with the 10k QFF points bonus.as i love Orange wines.
wish i could find the Logans Chardonnay with bonus points again.
 

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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)
The 2016 (BC96, MB/NS/HH95, RC19/20, JR17/20) is available from "FWC" for $25.25 (pm me for invite, no referral benefits) - Boccaccio also had it at 2-for-$50, but has now sold out and probably can't access cheap pricing anymore to continue replenishing such a deal due to recent reviews - Jancis Robinson:
2016 $25.35 @ Vintage Cellars after 2.45% Cashrewards until Tuesday 23rd April


price-match @ My Wine Guy and use $50 voucher


Thanks to Winefront, newly released:
CM(WF)95 $26 @ Langton's (less with $50 voucher)


JO91 $100 @ Different Drop before price-match and $25 voucher (pm me for code)


Tassie chardonnay up with the best
 

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Besides singles at Qantas epiQure/Wine...

It's been identified on Winefront that Dan's are clearing chardonnays at certain stores, such as these available for delivery (note that free delivery for $150+ wine orders using CASHREWARDSBDAY and 10% Cashrewards ends tonight - thanks @CLT Aussie :)):

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2016 Stoniers recently reviewed on Winefront and available delivered from Cellar One (less with $20 referral credit):
  • 2016 Stonier Jimjoca Vineyard (CM93+) $23
  • 2016 Stonier Lyncroft Vineyard (MB93) $28
  • 2016 Stonier Reserve (CM94) $33.33


2018 Nick Spencer Maragle Vineyard (GW94) $26.50 @ "FWC" (less with $50 off $250+ spend)
 

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cellardoor.co until tonight:
  • Coldstream Hills Rising 2017 $28 (2012-2016 CM(WF)/JO 92-95)
  • Coldstream Hills Reserve 2017 $40 CM(WF)96 JO94 HH95 NS94
  • Devil's Lair 9th Chamber 2015 $65 (HWC/RJ98, HH96, CM(WF)95)
 

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I got a text message from broker from WD today. They have a cleanskin 2004 reserve Chardy that they said is from Piccadilly Hills. I think i had some of the 2006 in the past and it was pretty damn good. Have been assured it was the same winery. Worth a punt at $150 a dozen. Not listed online though so if you want it, prob have to call or email. If it has held up (which they claim it has) then could be a good buy, aged chardy is not easily found!
 

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I quite like this little number. Really good fruit. Liquorland had it on special for $12

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2016 Stoniers recently reviewed on Winefront and available delivered from Cellar One (less with $20 referral credit):
  • 2016 Stonier Jimjoca Vineyard (CM93+) $23
Cellar One have $20 off $100 spend until Monday - including $20 referral credit for a total of $40 off, makes the Jimjoca $16.33, and Hardys HRB 2016 (JF95, AG/HH94, GW93) $20 :)

And until Sunday, cellardoor.co have:
  • Seppelt Drumborg 2016 $22 - MB/SL95, HH88
  • Coldstream Hills Rising 2017 $30 - CM(HWC)96
  • Coldstream Hills Deer Farm 2017 $30 - HH96, NS/CM(HWC)94
Others recently reviewed:
 

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25% cashback @ Langton's via ShopBack - probably ends tonight:
  • HODDLES CREEK Estate, Yarra Valley 2018 $15 - GW93+, TP/NS92
  • MCHENRY HOHNEN Laterite Hills, Margaret River 2017 $19.50 - JH94, CM(WF)/HH93
  • OAKRIDGE WINES Local Vineyard Series Hazeldene Vineyard, Yarra Valley 2017 $24/$26.25 - JH95, CM(WF)/TP94, NS93, HH91
  • DEXTER WINES, Mornington Peninsula 2017 $28.50
  • LUKE LAMBERT, Yarra Valley 2018 $28.50 - MB95+, GW94
  • COLDSTREAM HILLS Deer Farm Vineyard, Yarra Valley 2017 $29.25 - HH96, CM(HWC)/NS94
  • MEADOWBANK WINES, Southern Tasmania 2017 $33.75 - GW/JH95, HH94
  • KOOYONG WINES Farrago Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula 2016 $40.50 - NG96, CM(WF)95, HH89
  • DAWSON & JAMES, Derwent Valley 2014 $41.25 - JH96, CM(WF)95, HH91/95
  • DAWSON & JAMES, Derwent Valley 2015 $41.25 - JH97, HH96
  • POOLEY Cooinda Vale, Tasmania 2018 $42 - GW95+
  • POOLEY Butcher's Hill, Northern Tasmania 2018 $42 - GW95+
  • TYRRELL'S Vat 47, Hunter Valley 2017 $45 - MB97?, GW96, JO94
  • OAKRIDGE ESTATE 864 Funder & Diamond Vineyard Drive Block, Yarra Valley 2017 $51 - JH97, CM(WF)/NS96
  • TOLPUDDLE VINEYARD, Tasmania 2018 $52.50 - NS98, HH95, MB93+
  • XANADU Reserve, Margaret River 2014 $52.50 - JH97, TS/RJ96, CM(WF)95, GW94-95
  • XANADU Reserve, Margaret River 2016 $56.25 - RJ98, JH97, TS96, CM(WF)/TP/HH95

6.30-8.30pm: Kumeu River Vertical Tasting with Michael Brajkovich @ Prince Wine Store ($65)
I was looking forward to the first, but unfortunately instead can't miss perhaps New Zealand's best chardonnays - it won't be as comprehensive as last year's Mike Bennie retrospective, let alone their greatest ever tasting with 48 wines that Jancis Robinson and Stuart Pigott attended, but still should be good - just a shame it clashes with the wine and cheese one - wonder if I should bring some 2008 Estate to contribute as it isn't included? :)
Michael actually conducted the 48-wine tasting (4 vineyards x 12 vintages) earlier that day - unfortunately mainly press/media-only :(
NZ winery’s gentle touch makes for chardonnays that age beautifully
  • KUMEU RIVER WINES Estate, Auckland 2017 $28.50
  • KUMEU RIVER WINES Coddington, Auckland 2017 $39.75
  • KUMEU RIVER WINES Hunting Hill, Auckland 2017 $43.50
 

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