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Chardonnay is a fairly neutral wine, meaning it comes in a wide range of styles and will respond well to the terroir in which it is grown and also to the intentions of the winemaker. The flavors that chardonnay typically produces range from crisp apples and minerals, all the way to the other side of the spectrum where chardonnay can produce a full and rich wine flavored like butterscotch and vanilla. The best examples of Chardonnay are very well balanced, meaning they have some oak influence which provides good support to the fruit and mineral flavors.

One comment we hear often from consumers is the dreaded: “I don’t like chardonnay.” That comment is based on their own personal tasting experiences, but they are likely talking about the heavily wooded style of Chardonnay that has been popular in California for some time. If the same taster had to taste a crisp and subtle Chardonnay from the Burgundy region, they would probably really enjoy it and not realize they were tasting Chardonnay.

The home of Chardonnay is in the Burgundy region of France, which produces some of the finest examples of Chardonnay which are sought after by collectors across the world. Chardonnay is a good traveler, meaning it has found new homes in California and Australia, and many other places. It was introduced to South Africa fairly recently, in the 1970’s, and South Africa now produces many fine examples. To shine, Chardonnay prefers cooler climates and limestone soils, which is what Burgundy has, and what Chardonnay purists all over the world look for.

Chardonnay is food friendly and depending on the style of Chardonnay can pair well with many different seafood and poultry dishes. A richer style Chardonnay can pair well with turkey with gravy and stuffing.

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Name Price Purchase
Barista Chardonnay 2013 - 2 Bottles Left
Barista Chardonnay 2013 Fun & easy - Platter South African Wine Guide
Bayten Chardonnay 2014
Bayten Chardonnay 2014 solid effort, with great reviews
$19.99 In Special
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Carrick Chardonnay 2011 - 1 Bottle Left
Carrick Chardonnay 2011 out of Bannockburn, Central Otago
Casas Del Bosque Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2015 ***
92 pts James Suckling - Medium to full body, fresh acidity and a clean and fresh finish.
Catena 'Alta' Chardonnay 2014
Catena 'Alta' Chardonnay 2014
Chamonix Chardonnay 2015
Chamonix Chardonnay 2015 5 Stars (*****) 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2014 ***
Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2014 could be South Africa's finest Chardonnay to date - a block buster
Crystallum 'The Agnes' Chardonnay 2015
Crystallum 'The Agnes' Chardonnay 2015 94 pts Tim Atkin MW
De Morgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2015
De Morgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2015 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards - Platinum - Best in Show: Best Chardonnay over £15
De Wetshof 'Bon Vallon' Chardonnay 2016 ***
De Wetshof 'Bon Vallon' Chardonnay 2016 a lovely drop...
De Wetshof 'Limestone Hill' Chardonnay 2017 ***
De Wetshof 'Limestone Hill' Chardonnay 2017 unwooded Chardonnay at its finest...
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2011 ***
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2011 - Originally $19.99 - 90 pts Wine Spectator - even with some extra bottle age this is drinking beautifully
El Enemigo Chardonnay 2014 ***
El Enemigo Chardonnay 2014 a very interesting take on the varietal...#3 Argentine Chardonnay - 2016 Descorchados
Eldridge Estate 'North Patch' Chardonnay 2010
Eldridge Estate 'North Patch' Chardonnay 2010 single vineyard offering that drinks like top shelf white Burgundy
Errazuriz 'Wild Ferment' Chardonnay 2015
Errazuriz 'Wild Ferment' Chardonnay 2015
Excelsior Chardonnay 2015
Excelsior Chardonnay 2015 zesty lemon & lime flavors
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2015
Fleur du Cap Chardonnay 2015
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2014
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2014 4 Stars Platter
Glenelly Reserve Chardonnay 2014
Glenelly Reserve Chardonnay 2014 89 pts Wine Spectator - ripe & lush
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016 one of the world's finest Chardonnay - have they done it again?
Hartenberg Chardonnay 2015
Hartenberg Chardonnay 2015 91 pts Wine Advocate
Henry's Drive 'H' Chardonnay 2014
Henry's Drive 'H' Chardonnay 2014 lovely stuff
Indaba Chardonnay 2016
Indaba Chardonnay 2016
Kumeu River 'Mate's Vineyard' Chardonnay 2013
Kumeu River 'Mate's Vineyard' Chardonnay 2013 always one of the finest in the New World...
Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015
Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015 solid...
Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2014 - 1 Bottle Left
Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2014 another solid effort from one of the world's greatest Chardonnay producers
Meerlust Chardonnay 2014
Meerlust Chardonnay 2014 perfect balancing act between the Old World and New World
Nugan Estate 'SV Drover's Hut' Chardonnay 2012
90 pts Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Picks up a stony, almost Chablis-like hint of minerality on the finish, which lingers with very good tenacity and focus.
Nugan Estate 'SV Drover's Hut' Chardonnay 2015
91 pts Vinous - Impressive energy and cling on the finish, which leaves a strong suggestion of pear nectar behind.
Nugan Estate 'Third Generation' Chardonnay 2014
89 pts Tanzer/Vinous- Finishes spicy and tight, with good cling and an echo of candied orange zest.
Nugan Estate KV Frascas Lane Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Nugan Estate King Valley Frascas Lane Chardonnay 2016
Pascual Toso Chardonnay 2014
Pascual Toso Chardonnay 2014
Robert Oatly Margaret River Chardonnay 2015
Robert Oatly Margaret River Chardonnay 2015 Signature Series - 91 pts Wine Enthusiast
Rustenberg Chardonnay 2015
Rustenberg Chardonnay 2015 impressive....
$18.99 In Special
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Storm 'Vrede' Chardonnay 2015
Storm 'Vrede' Chardonnay 2015
Tokara Chardonnay 2014 - 2 Bottles Left
Tokara Chardonnay 2014 lightly wooded & very well crafted - clean & focused
Topiary Chardonnay 2015
Topiary Chardonnay 2015
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2016
Vasse Felix 'Heytesbury' Chardonnay 2016
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2013
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2013 one of the few New World Chardonnay that leans toward a white Burgundy in style
Vasse Felix Filius' Chardonnay 2016
Vasse Felix Filius' Chardonnay 2016 another beauty from our friends at Vasse Felix
Waterford 'Single Vineyard' Chardonnay 2014
Waterford 'Single Vineyard' Chardonnay 2014
Wildberry Reserve Chardonnay 2015
92 pts Vinous - The gingery note comes back on a very persistent, seamless finish that echoes the melon note.
Wildberry Two Passions Chardonnay 2015
90 pts Vinous - A lively style, finishing with very good energy and mineral cut.
Zolo Unoaked Chardonnay 2016
Zolo Unoaked Chardonnay 2016
Zuccardi Q Chardonnay 2015 ***
Zuccardi Q Chardonnay 2015 impressive for its fruit purity & length

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