Chardonnay

Soumah

Equilibrio Single Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019

Thank you Soumah for this media sample.

This is not any old Yarra Valley (VIC) Chardonnay. There were only 300 dozen bottles of this Equilibrio 2019 Chardonnay made and oh my, it’s a true pleasure to drink.

Drinking this Chardonnay feels like falling in love. It’s dreamy, romantic and you can’t get enough of it.

It’s a pastel yellow shade in the glass with a wonderfully enticing nose of juicy stone fruits, pineapple, grapefruit and creamy vanilla bean butter. On the palate it’s perfectly balanced with the most deliciously silky texture. Great length of flavour and an absolute joy to drink.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 4 days ago

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Jacques Selosse

Initial Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

Initial is the most produced in quantity and can be referred to as the “entry level” bottling for Selosse but really, it is anything but, and should not be overlooked. Particularly so with some bottle age. 2018 disgorgment is in a great spot and wafts from the glass with distinctive Selossien aromas of caramelized stone fruit, roasted nuts, honeycomb, gun smoke and floral undertones. The palate is rich, powerful and deep with racy acids and a chalky mineral core. It has both freshness and oxidative complexity yielding a complete, balanced and utterly seamless Champagne. Selosse perfection for me is 5-6 years post disgorgement and this is entering that window in great fashion. Always a treat. — 10 days ago

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Pierre Brisset

Cuvee Cassaneas Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

Gorgeous nose. Haven’t had in 2 years. Lemon, lime, crushed rocks, framing oak that is so subtle and masterful. White flowers and saline. Just a stunningly expressive and pure nose. I like the laser focus of the 19’s aromas. Palate is stunning. Concentrated and super mineral. So juicy, pure and layered. The most mineral and concentrated of the 18/19/20 trio. Perfect balance. I think this is the best bottle I‘ve had of Cassaneas. It’s just so pure and focused. The nose, as it airs gets more broad but doesn’t lose any focus. More earthy elements now. So succulent. Like a perfect stream of BB on one’s palate and so saline. The saline and florals give you such a sense of Chassagne. Stunning.

After 4 hours this come alive (even more!) with gorgeous clear liquid minerals on the nose. Smoke and super complex. Palate is so saline and mineral. Luscious and gorgeously long.
— 12 days ago

Daniel, Andrew and 10 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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The craziest Bourgogne Blanc ever
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@Severn Goodwin ever. and remarkably consistent!!

Hansjörg Rebholz

Chardonnay

Roughly 2 months ago we visit Ökonomirat Rebholz and we tasted a dozen of Hans Jorg wines under his enthusiastic supervision. His sons were abroad so het took us on a tour trough the vines and wines. At the and of the tasting here poured in this wine and that made us all happy.

👁 bright and light golden colour, very clear.

👃The nose delivers a great pure nose with lots of mango, pear and white citrus tones. There is elegance and finesse and I also smell honey and delicate wood.

👄In the mouth the wine is elegant and a bit salty , it’s a mouthwatering wine. A bit chalky and really great finesse.

💰💰This is again a no brainer for me, great Chardonnay and it’s affordable.

🕰This is great drinking now but can and will develop in bottle in the upcoming years.
— 5 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Fine description 👌

Thierry et Pascale Matrot

Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Initial impressions of green apple, citrus, wet stone and mineral. Same on the palate. Still quite restrained from this excellent white burgundy vintage of 8 years ago. Quite lean for a Premier Cru Meursault and leaner than most good Australian Chardonnays The oak is clearly dialled back to match the power of the fruit in this cooler vintage. A touch of salinity at the finish. — 4 days ago

Ira, Jan and 24 others liked this

Domaine Jean Dauvissat Pere & Fils

Fourchaume Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.4

Tremendous bottle. Nose has massive mineral stank with meyer lemon and so many oyster shells. So saline. Deep and enveloping. The Chablis symphony in full effect. Stunning. Young a f on the palate but oh so promising. Perfect balance and terrific tension. Finish is clipped for now but this will grow with air. Luscious finish that is juicy, explosive and so textured. Lovely focus, linearity and hierarchy of flavors. I’ll be back as this airs. Amazing acid structure here. — 8 days ago

Ira, Severn and 6 others liked this

Morlet Family Vineyards

Ma Princesse Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019

Pure decadence! Initial impressions of lemon custard rippled heavily with pure sweet vanilla eventually give way to flavors of baked apricots and peaches.

Luc Morlet, the previous wine maker from Peter Michael, certainly knows how to make a good wine. A few of you that have posted other wines from their portfolio can vouch on the increasing difficulty to find their allocations. Definitely buy when you find!
— 2 days ago

Eric, Joe and 3 others liked this

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

DAY 1
👃Perfumed orange florals, peppery lemon & minerals
👅More pretty & less intense than many PYCMs. Palate is medium bodied. Not totally dry

Remaing wine Slow Decanted in my refrigerator

DAY 14
Change in character vs Day 1. The subtle fruit has been shrouded by intense minerality
👅Flinty, smoky minerality with just enough lemon fruit. Nicely salty. Long bold and distinctly dry finish

Quite different on the 2 occasions. It was more delicate and very nice on Day 1 but I preferred the intensity & minerality that had developed by Day 14💕🥂

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— 7 days ago

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Cuvée Marguerite Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Superbe encore une fois. À peine réduit, Fruits blancs, poires, un peu de citron aussi. Une bouche fort équilibrée avec une texture irrésistible, acidité bien présente pour balancer une certaine richesse mais sans exces. 92-93

Great once more, nicely balanced, white fruit, some lemon peel, auch great texture and mouthfeel, nice delicious finish.
— 3 days ago

Ira, Andrew and 10 others liked this

Martin Woods

Yamhill Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

Super mineral nose with discreet framing oak. Lemon flesh. Some rainer cherries. Saline and iodine. Subtle yet focused and incredibly complex nose. Such nice earth and mineral tones. Smells like Burgundy of yesteryear. Palate is so lean, salty and concentrated with a lingering hint of complex sweetness from the wood on the incredibly persistent finish. So juicy and leaning on the palate and just laser focused. So long. This has much more to give and has closed down a bit since I tasted it last. But a stunner. I’ll be back as it airs.

After 4 hours this is a wonder and has opened beautifully. Clear barely ripe granny smith apple, stunning mineral breadth and some white flowers. Palate is so juicy and saline. Luscious. It’s loosened up quite a bit. Long, structured finish. Super juicy. Fantastic.
— 12 days ago

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