Wolf Blass Red Label Chardonnay Semillon 2017

Wolf Blass Wines is one of Australia’s greatest success stories. From a humble tin shed in the legendary Barossa Valley in 1966, Wolf Blass has grown to become one of Australia’s most successful and awarded winemakers. I have a lot of affection for this brand – but had read recently that the winery was on the…

Most Wanted Chardonnay

Clem Yates is a Master of Wine (MW) – one of only about 300 or so, and is also a graduate chemist – so she is well qualified to be a winemaker! She used to work for Sainsbury’s wine before leaving to branch out. She is Australian too, so this wine is in good hands!…

Burra Brook Chardonnay

An attractive looking bottle, this wine was ‘fine’. Nothing wrong with it. Quite nice. Damning with faint praise? Yep – I’d hoped for better; M&S wine can be really good. This was OK. Tasting notes: Straw colour. Not much on the nose. Initially some tropical notes, a little pineapple. Dry. Region of Origin – South…

Chardonnay, Barossa Riverland, Sainsburys Taste The Difference

Tasting notes: Straw colour.  Initially some stone-fruit notes and finish with crisp apple. Some mineral notes. Dry. Very drinkable. Region of Origin – Barossa Wine Colour – White Price – £7 Where do I get it from? Sainsburys Current Vintage – 2016 Producer – Château Tanunda Grape – 100% Chardonnay Country – Australia Points –…

Grant Burge Reserve Chardonnay

New on the shelves with a funky, monochrome label is this Aussie chardonnay.  I thought it was good, if not memorable. My wife really didn’t like it and forced me to open her a bottle of Gavi… Good value at £4.50 (if you’re quick) especially as the 2015 vintage retails at £9.49 in Waitrose. Tasting…

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay

I have a lot of affection for this brand – 20 years ago this was my favourite wine and I used to try to persuade people that, for the money, it was better than chablis… I’m not so sure whether I’d agree with myself now. Times change. I hadn’t had this wine for about 10…

Hardy’s Varietal Range Chardonnay

Tasting Notes: Actively unpleasant. Suitable for inducing a migraine. Picked up from a large wall of identical bottles in a rush. Boasts of having won lots of medals. Had an awful aftertaste and for £6 I could have done sooo much better. Buy literally any of the other wines reviewed here (except Cima Rosa Chardonnay…