Out of Fashion but Worth a Visit

richchard-1Chardonnay may be out of fashion but it’s hard to ignore some of great values and great taste experiences out there. I think it’s time to give Chardonnay another chance.

I’m liking Chardonnay again because of the movement to craft in a dry style – in contrast with the candy sweet Chards of the past decade. Many of the wines also seem to have purer, less adorned flavours. They feel more real.

A good first re-visit to Chardonnay is Concha y Toro. A leader in quality at everyday prices. The 07 is a great combination of richness and vigour. Keeps you energized as well as entertained. Big impact Chardonnay at a workingman’s price.

Wyndham Estates is best known for its Bin 555 Shiraz but check out the Chardonnay. It’s semi-rich, refreshing and unusually stylish for an Aussie. Very confident, together and a joy to drink. Could get us all re-hooked on Chardonnay.

Smoking Loon is pricey but what a lovely hit of glamour and elegance. Hollywood at its best.

CONCHA y TORO ‘Casillero del Diablo’ 07 Chardonnay, Chile 58420 $10.75
WYNDHAM ESTATE 07 Chardonnay ‘Bin 222’, Australia 93401 $12.15
SEBASTIANI ‘Smoking Loon’ 06 Chardonnay, California 55509 $17.75

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