Chardonnay, Full Bodied

Chardonnay is planted in almost every region in the world and makes a wide variety of wine styles from light-bodied, crisp and unoaked through to full-bodied, complex barrel matured versions. Chardonnay is an adaptable variety and can be grown in cool regions as well as warm areas. It is a productive, early budding and early ripening variety.

Chardonnay first came to Australia in the 1920s but didn’t find popularity until the 1970s. Grown all across the country the cool climate versions (like found in the Yarra Valley and Tasmania) tend to be lighter in body with higher acidity and more subtle flavours. Warm climate versions (found in Margaret River, Hunter Valley and the Adelaide Hills) tend to be more full-bodied with richer, riper fruit and bolder flavours.
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  1. California Dreamin' Chardonnay 2017
    Inspired by the land of freedom and the state that inspired the “Summer of Love“ California Dreamin’ is all about flavour! Expressive and opulent wines full of mouth-filling flavour, maximum complexity and rewarding drinkability. Sourced from two established vineyards on ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
  2. Fox Gordon 'Empress' Chardonnay 2016
    The Empress is an opulent wine that displays nectarine stone fruit and blood orange flavours, coupled with creaminess on the palate which makes this a versatile wine. ... Learn More
  3. Orin Swift Mannequin California Chardonnay 2018
    The Story I often get asked, what comes first with a wine? Is it the name, the label or the wine itself? It’s different for every wine and for this one, it was the name. I was driving, listening ... Learn More
  4. Bannockburn S.R.H. Chardonnay 2016
    Followers of Bannockburn will know that S.R.H. comes off the oldest, lowest-yielding Chardonnay vines in the Olive Tree Hill vineyard and is named in recognition of Bannockburn's founder, Stuart Reginald Hooper. These twelve rows of 40-year-old vines are ... Learn More
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  5. Levantine Hill Chardonnay 2017
    Sourced 85% from our east-facing Mendoza clone and 15% from our P58 clone north-easterly aspect single blocks. Both blocks hand-picked, sorted and whole bunch pressed. Settled overnight then coarsely racked directly to barrel for a mix of wild and inoculated fermentation. Aged ... Learn More
  6. Bannockburn S.R.H. Chardonnay 2017
    Stelvin. Followers of Bannockburn will know that S.R.H. comes off the oldest, lowest-yielding Chardonnay vines in the Olive Tree Hill vineyard and is named in recognition of Bannockburn’s founder, Stuart Reginald Hooper. These twelve rows of 45-year-old ... Learn More
  7. La Crema Saralee Vineyard Russian River Chardonnay 2016
    On the nose delicate notes of LYCHEE, CITRUS BLOSSOM, and toasted hazelnut followed by flavors of GRAVENSTEIN APPLE, Meyer lemon, and baked pear. On the palate the 2017 vintage presents bright acidity and a long-refined finish. - JENNIFER WALSH, WINEMAKER At ... Learn More
  8. La Crema Kelli Ann Vineyard Russian River Chardonnay 2017
    On the nose hints of lemon curd, fresh nectarine, and nutmeg followed by flavors of Meyer Lemon, white peach, and hints of crème brûlée on the palate. - JENNIFER WALSH, WINEMAKER One of our most treasured estate ... Learn More
  9. ONLINE TASTING PACK - OLD WORLD V NEW WORLD THURSDAY 18TH FEB 6:30PM AEDT

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    The ultimate debate in wine, Old World  V New World. Two Master of Wines' going head to head on arguably the most controversial subject in wine, we have Alistair ... Learn More

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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Huon Hooke
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  10. Sure to Please Premium Gift Pack

    A mix of 3 great value and delicious wines that will be the perfect gift to get any Christmas party started! Showcasing wines from some of the best wine regions in the world, this is sure to make any true ... Learn More

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  11. Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'White Stones' Chardonnay 2013
    White Stones Chardonnay comes from a select 27 rows within Block 1 of the Adrianna Vineyard. The name refers to the ground beneath the vines which is covered with gravel - oval white stones. "The 2013 White Stones Chardonnay had penetrating balsamic aromas ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  12. Domaine Arnaud Tessier Meursault 'Les Casse Tetes' 2016
    Domaine Arnaud Tessier is a rising star of Meursault’s producers. The Domaine is making refined and complex Chardonnays from the village’s best located vineyards. The Meursault “Les Casse-Têtes” vineyard is higher in altitude than most of Meursault’ ... Learn More
  13. Bodega Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'White Bones' Chardonnay 2013
    Nicola Cantena planted his first Malbec vineyard in Mendoza in 1902 and today the estate is run by Nicholás Cantena and his daughter Laura. "The superb, elegant and aromatic 2013 White Bones Chardonnay seemed to jump out of the glass with ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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    James Suckling
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  14. ONLINE TASTING PACK - 2ND OF JULY AMERICAN TASTING

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    This pack contains a bottle of 4 different wines (2 half bottles and 2 full bottles) to be opened during an online tasting held on the 2nd of July 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, ... Learn More

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    Wine Enthusiast
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  15. ONLINE TASTING PACK - BANNOCKBURN OF GEELONG TASTING WITH WINEMAKER MATT HOLMES

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    This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 18th of June 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we will be running a ... Learn More

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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  16. Remoissenet Pere & Fils Corton Charlemagne 'Diamond Jubilee' Grand Cru 2011
    The team at Remoissenet wears two hats: one, as a high-quality, small-batch négociant, cultivating close relationships with vine-growers up and down the Côte; and two, as a vine-growing estate, with select vineyards, the majority of which are located ... Learn More
  17. Fontaine-Gagnard Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2005
    Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard takes its name from the marriage of Richard Fontaine to Laurence Gagnard, the daughter of Jacques Gagnard of Domaine Gagnard-Delagrange. Like many estates in Burgundy, Fontaine-Gagnard’s history is inextricably linked with generations of families that have intermarried, ... Learn More
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    Allan Meadows
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  18. ONLINE TASTING PACK - FRENCH WINE NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST, 4 WEEK COURSE

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    This pack contains a bottle of 12 different wines to be opened during a series of 4 online tastings held throughout late August and early September 2020.

    Across 4 weeks we will ... Learn More

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    Campbell Mattinson
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  19. Blain-Gagnard 'Le Montrachet' Grand Cru 2011
    Blain-Gagnard is a terrific White Burgundy producer. ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
  20. Bouchard 'Le Montrachet' Grand Cru 2010
    Scoring a rarely seen 98pts from Allen Meadows, this is one of the greatest White Burgundies produced to date. ... Learn More
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