Category Archives: chardonnay

Iron Horse California 2009

Iron Horse, Brut, Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2009 This wine: lot no. DISG12314, a blend of 74% pinot noir with chardonnay, only 2400 c/s produced, mushroom natural cork closure; 13.5% abv, BBR bin end, £15 (09/17) … Continue reading

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Mestre Santenay PC 2013

Mestre Pere et Fils, AOC PC Santenay Beaurepaire, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2013 Santenay is the southernmost outpost of the Cote de Beaune, at the border with the Cote Challonaise.  There are no grand crus in the appellation, but … Continue reading

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Montee de Tonnerre 2015

Domaine du Chardonnay, Montee de Tonnerre, AOC Chablis Premier Cru, Yonne, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, 2015 This wine: lot no. L1510.2, varietal chardonnay, 80% vinified and aged in stainless steel, 20% vinified and aged in oak, of age new to 4 years; … Continue reading

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Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna 1999

Penfolds, Chardonnay, Bin 144 (released 2002), Yattarna, South Australia, 1999 This wine: bottle no. 19011, varietal chardonnay, coated natural cork closure showing softness in the bottom 2mm, otherwise sound, 13% abv, Tasting Room, £53 (09/17) Consumer tasting note: a nose … Continue reading

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Les Silex Chablis 2005

Jacques Bourguignon (negociant-eleveur), Les Silex, AOC Chablis, Yonne, Burgundy, France, 2005 The Chablis appellation See here for some comments on the appellation and its structure. This wine: varietal chardonnay, coated natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Vintage Wines, bin end £10 … Continue reading

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Pizzini Franciacorta NV

Barone Pizzini, Animante, DOCG Franciacorta, Lombardy, Italy, NV Franciacorta See my notes covering Franciacorta.  In brief, the minimum ageing period before release, for NV, is 25 months after harvest, comprising at least 18 months on the lees, and at least 7 … Continue reading

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Pio Cesare Piodilei Langhe 2011

Pio Cesare, Chardonnay, Piodilei, DOC Langhe, Piemonte, Italy, 2011 About Langhe DOC The Langhe DOC requires a wine labelled as chardonnay, to be based upon at least 85% chardonnay grapes. This wine: varietal chardonnay, barrel fermented, then aged on the … Continue reading

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