Category Archives: Chardonnay

Patina Orange Region Chardonnay Releases

Summer may have left us 47 days ago but, even down here in Tassie, we have been experiencing some (not all) beautiful warm and sunny days.  It’s almost like Autumn wasn’t ready to step in and asked Summer to hang … Continue reading

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2020 Castle Rock Porongarup Chardonnay

And summer is here!  Yes, it usually means warmer days and evenings but, more importantly, an increase in the consumption of white wines.  Now, I know the term ‘white wines’ is all encompassing but when it comes to a versatile, … Continue reading

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2018 Serere Beechworth Chardonnay

I find it both interesting and funny the perceptions of Chardonnay.  Over the last couple of weeks I have had three people provide different views about the variety, all of which were fair but, dare I say, closed.  They were, … Continue reading

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Huntington Estate New Release Mudgee Chardonnays

In this current COVID-19 crisis, I consider myself a very lucky man.  I have a secure job and therefore, a secure income.  I am guaranteed my pay will go into my bank account every fortnight and my superannuation is safe … Continue reading

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Yalumba Y Series Whites & Rosé

On a beautiful day recently, I took the opportunity to go out onto my deck and take in as much vitamin D as mother nature was prepared to give me.  Looking over my gardens, I was taken by the amount … Continue reading

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2019 Pig in the House Organic Chardonnay

How unpredictable is the weather of late, and I’m talking Australia wide.  From one day to the next we have had incredibly high temperatures, to strong winds, then snow falls in some southern states, to storms and hail in others.  … Continue reading

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2018 Gartelmann Sarah Elizabeth Chardonnay

I’ve always been a fan but I am so very pleased about Chardonnay coming back on the radar of wine drinkers.  Well, at least I think it is.  Judging by the comments from a number of friends and work colleagues … Continue reading

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2017 Robert Stein Reserve Chardonnay

I read an article recently by the learned Winsor Dobbin about Chardonnay (link here).  It is a very good read.  I have to admit to liking those buttery monsters, at the time, but I moved on.  As much as the … Continue reading

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2017 Castle Rock Estate ‘Diletti’ Chardonnay

1979; 40 years ago.  That was the first time I visited Western Australia, affectionately known as WA.  I won’t mention how old I was, but what I can say is, I wasn’t old enough to drink alcohol.  I can’t remember … Continue reading

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2018 Huntington Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Chardonnay is not just a white wine.  I mean, it is a white wine but it’s a deserved white wine.  By deserved, I mean treated how it deserves to be treated.  I’m talking the right weather, proper glassware and the … Continue reading

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