Chardonnay

Krug

Clos du Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 1990

Describing the flavors of this wine almost does it a disservice. We could talk about the candied pineapple, the hazelnuts and cream, the saline finish that leaves you wanting more… but really the magic of this wine isn’t what it makes you feel above the neck. One could theoretically spend several minutes with each sip thinking of each new experience that each second brings you but you’re far more likely to swallow and move onto the next sip because this is definitely what hedonism tastes like. — 3 days ago

Jim GrosbachBrandon NewendorpNick Paulson
with Jim, Brandon and 3 others
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Norman Gennaro

Norman Gennaro

This wine makes me think I should join the SF Champagne Society!

Ataraxia

Chardonnay 2016

Greg Ballington
9.2

Second and last of the blind white wines for our South African blind tasting. Relatively new to the US-DC market and brought in by Alyssa and Ian Red Wolf Imports. Made up of 100% Chardonnay, 100% barrel fermented and aged for nine to ten months in around 20% new French oak.

Medium yellow with a touch of oak and butter on the nose. A little bit of citrus too. Medium plus acidity (6.5/10) and rounded with a medium body. A creamy texture and mouthfeel throughout with notes of lemon zest, a touch of stone fruits and minerality. Needed to warm and some time in order to open up and lengthen. Medium plus to long finish. Would be very interesting to try with a couple years in the bottle. Drink till 2026. (92+)
— 11 days ago

Sean BallingtonIndia OkohDavid L
with Sean, India and 1 other
David, Phil and 12 others liked this

Deovlet

Solomon Hills Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Oh hey Chardonnay! From California! That I actually like! Excitement. This wine has just the right levels of buttered popcorn partnered with ample acid. This is the friend who makes oh so many dirty jokes but they don’t offend you and they are smart enough to make you laugh at said pseudo-offensive jokes. Jump the fuck in this Chardonnay will take you on an enlightening ride. — 5 days ago

Severn, David and 9 others liked this

Domaine Chavy-Chouet

Les Genévrières Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Lyle Fass
9.3

Nose is showing a bit of wood out of the gates but under that is a gorgeous core of limestone, lime lest, airy minerals, some richness and you can tell there is more to come. Very refined. Palate is rich and powerful with great freshness and fruit intensity. It grips your palate. Classic Genevrieres opulence married with tension. Amazing density and texture with just explosive juiciness and acidity. Terrific length. Mineral tinged fruit soaked finish. This is terrific. — 4 days ago

Tom, Severn and 9 others liked this
Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Always better in two years. But sick wine.

Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 1996

Spectacular nose. Honeysuckle, soft, expansive, honeyed, broad white-flower fruit. Real depth and character to the nose. Gentle roses? On the palate a gorgeously complex and expansive wine with saline notes, some rock pool and very lush citrus stuff. This is just fantastic right now. So complete, integrated and delicious. Mature but still lots of life and vibrancy. A great bottle. Apparently this was Bernard Raveneau’s desert island wine. You can really see why. — 5 days ago

Larry Frierson
with Larry
Ceccherini, Steve and 9 others liked this

Seaglass

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2015

Color of egg white. Nose is nice classic Chardonnay with buttery creamy nutty fragrance, ripe banana and mangoes, and low alcohol warmth. Taste is zesty acidity, with a bit too much on the zest note, ripe pineapple, not very complex, but to the point. After is dominated by zest note and a bit missing. Overall, a quality one. — a day ago

David, Jonathan and 2 others liked this

Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay

Blanchots Dessus Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

The view from Blanchots Dessus in Chassagne-Montrachet... from the left Le Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, and Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet... Mecca for Chardonnay. I think time stopped and choirs of angels sang for just a moment after my first sip... this is glorious... White peach meets lemon meringue and it’s beautiful. And in the second act, fresh apple meets spiced butterscotch. Ethereal but dense. Intense but elegant. Probably the best white I’ve had in years. — 5 days ago

Eric, David and 13 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

Sous Frétille Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

Lyle Fass
9.3

Love this 1er Cru especially in hands of Girard. Material here is like a baby Corton Charlemagne. Nose is candied lemon and lime with wonderful freshness and liquid minerals. Very clean. Pure nose like a Chardonnay limestone drop. Palate has terrific weight and density and great elegance. Really chewy and almost Grand Cru like grip. Sappy, mineral and clean. So long and finish dissipates nicely. Delicious. — a day ago

Keith, Tom and 4 others liked this

Pierro

Chardonnay 2011

Pale Lemon in colour. Leesy Struck Match Citrus Aromas. Citric notes on palate but also a creaminess with a little nectarine. A profound intensity which makes this Chardonnay stand out from the crowd. One of the most consistently good Chardonnays in Margaret River and Australia. Will keep for a few more years but hard to see it better than it is now. — 3 days ago

Jeff, Weijie and 6 others liked this

Pattes Loup (Thomas Pico)

Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Лимонный курд, желтый грейпфрут, ананас, тонкий тон неспелого манго, ваниль, трава, мокрая галька, устричные створки. Ярко и концентрированно, но не тяжело, с точной, напряженной кислотностью и минеральным финишем. Ещё молодо, но уже хорошо. Чисто и собранно, легко пьётся. Структура обещает интересное развитие. — a day ago

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