Chardonnay more chardonnay and a couple of others

Chandon ‘Brut’ 2013: Nice biscuit nose, very good acid balance but fruit falls away at the end ( being picky) 94 points OK price at $41

Allegiance Wines ‘Fortuity’ Orange Region Prosecco 2016: Clean nose fresh and vibrant on the palate good dry edge, all it should be 92 points. Not sure about $25

Tomich ‘Single Vineyard’ Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2016: An aroma that leapt out of the glass long before the glass came close to the nose, fresh clean fruity, good smells encouraging one to go further with some confidence. In the mouth it has a richness that takes it quickly to around the half way point then a beautiful swath of sour cuts across, it’s a really lovey wine, 95 points and great value at $25

Tomich Hill Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2016: Clean zippy good acid supporting well balanced fruit all as it should be and a little more 93 points worth $22

Pig in The House Organic Chardonnay 2016: The O’Dea family make a lot of the organic aspect but say nothing on the front label about the region, indeed the consumer will not even know the State, it’s an Australian chardonnay and it’s organic and that is all the consumer needs to know. It may be enough for some but not for others. Reading the fine print on the back label it’s a Cowra chardonnay: attractive green gold colour and a defined chardonnay nose it’s restrained with strong mineral characters just a little short on the finish, 93 points and worth its $25 especially considering its strong organic origins

St John’s Road Barossa Chardonnay 2016: Rich chardonnay nose enticing and enriching, soft on entry again in the fuller style which is not as full as it would have been in the 80s it shows more adult characters towards the end of the palate, 94 points and Ok value at $30

Huntington Estate ‘Barrel fermented’ Mudgee Chardonnay 2016: Some oak still showing but  its toning down, under that its fine fruit well handled, I should think it will reach a peak around Christmas this year (tasted July) 93 points but at least one if not two more will come a very fair price at $24

Huntington Estate Mudgee Chardonnay 2017: Very sound in all departments and drinking well now 93 points and worth its $22

Angullong Orange Region Chardonnay 2016: Tight but not anorexic, clear defined chardonnay nose and crisp acidity all the way, $20? Just $20? Go buy a case maybe two it will be gorgeous this coming summer 94 points a real bargain.

Scotchmans Hill ‘Sutton Vineyard’ Bellarine Peninsula Chardonnay 2010: This is chardonnay, its opulent but not ostentatious, the depth of flavour reaches deep and touches the soul, it’s damn cheap at $50 97 points

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