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Chardonnay

First bottle deeper-golden and nuttier than it should have been – premox! Boo… But the following bottle showed just how well this wine is …

A kind gift from Mabel. A good example of the vintage I think, from a value AOC in Southern Burgundy. And the first time …

The benchmark for cool-climate, elegant Aussie Chardonnay. Pale gold colour. Quite pronounced, clean nose of limey citrus fruit, with ripe pear skin, some oatmealy …

A very frustrating wine – first bottle showing some age / oxidation (but drinkable), but the second corked so I could neither check, nor …

Having had some indifferent experiences with Ayala in the past, it was interesting to hear of the quality improvements under Bollinger, so I got …

The cellarmaster at Jadot apparently put this together as a response to the Credit Crunch, as a ‘value’ 1er Cru cuvée. In which case …

Another of the bunch picked up in Meursault itself. Pretty good, and into its drinking window. Pale gold. Develops over time and as it …

Another en primeur Burgundy purchase, but something of a contrast with Blain Gagnard’s 2005 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru. This one seems representative of the vintage: …

At last! And it delivered too! After the heat of the 2003 summer, which spoiled Champagne, I’d wanted to see what the best of …

Marchesi di Grésy – or, to give it its full title, Tenuta Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy – is a landmark Barbaresco producer. …