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2015 A.Rodda Smiths Vineyard Beechworth Chardonnay  Australian chardonnay of the highest level here. Crafted by the 2015 'Young Gun of Wine' winner Adrian Rodda and sourced from the celebrated Smith's Vineyard (planted in 1978), this mesmerising chardonnay is tightly wound, multi-dimensional and powerful; with a wonderful minerally spine running through a palate of prodiguous length. Absolutely delicious and a steal at the price.   $45.95 per bottle

2015 A.Rodda Willow Lake Yarra Valley Chardonnay    "White peach, melon and grapefruit are backed by complex wild yeast and barrel fermentation providing the background of funk. Intense and superbly balanced, it drives on and on with grapefruit pith and the finest of acid lines" - James Halliday, 96 points   $45.95 per bottle

2015 Bass Phillip Estate Chardonnay    "I've just run through Shaw + Smith (M3 and Balhannah and Tolpuddle) chards, have a slew of Jura chardonnays open yesterday, whipped through Cullen KJ over two days, and I keep coming back to this wine amongst the top of that tree. It's gold all the way. I'd be reaching to 95-96 point territory. Fine, squeaky textured, touch of cream, phenolic structure and talc-like edges, saline minerality and crisp, citrussy fruit flavours with a sprinkle of savoury nuttiness and barely there spice. Composed, unique, delicious. Unreal wine, for me" - Mike Bennie, 95/96 points; "The alcohol is low but there's ample power on show here. It's impressive. It tastes of stonefruits, grapefruit, grilled nuts and zesty citrus, a run of spicy/creamy/nutty oak the perfect complement. Plenty of sizzle, plenty of length. Wholeheartedly recommend. I tasted this alongside the Bass Phillip Premium Chardonnay and I preferred this of the two" - Campbell Mattinson, 94 points; "I think I like BP Chardonnay that little bit more than you. This has real sizzle (as you say) and energy, but that softening coverlet of cashew and cream. Chalky length too. Lime in the aftertaste" - Gary Walsh   $74.95 per bottle

2012 Bindi Composition Chardonnay    $59.95 per bottle

2019 Bindi Quartz Chardonnay  "Safe to say, it's one of the best Bindi Quartz I've seen, and I am lucky to have seen a heap. Intense scents of talc, flint, mixed minerals, wet fern, lime, ginger and green apple. Incredibly fine, finesse is a great word, the persistence is incredible, the feel just so damn outrageously good. One sip, you know you are drinking top flight wine. Distinct and so delicious. Wow" - Mike Bennie, 97 points; "The palate likewise refined and delicate yet intense, with a long carry and lovely harmony. Savoury, dry balance. A restrained, precise chardonnay that will unfold more in time. A fine wine indeed"- Huon Hooke, 96 points  $104.95 per bottle

2011 Bindi Quartz Chardonnay    $99.95 per bottle

2014 By Farr Chardonnay     "It feels composed and complete. Figs, white peach, a crunch of apple, and then slips of sweet, toasty oak. Meal and struck match; subtle, but there. It's a confident wine. It lingers appreciably. The flavours fly through the mouth and yet there's more than enough weight/substance. Immaculate" - Campbell Mattinson, 94 points   $74.95 per bottle

2015 Cannibal Creek Chardonnay     A delicious, fine, seamless, quartz-like chardonnay with excellent concentration of flavour. Grapefruit, white peach and nectarine abound on a palate that is long and gorgeous, exquisitely balanced, with lovely high levels of natural acidity. Will develop magnificently with bottle age; "This picks up the pace with air as notes of melon, green fig and apricot pith wind across a tensile beam of mineral crunch and cool climate, unadulterated acidity. The oak is seamlessly integrated, providing further structural support and some cinnamon spice on the sapid finish" - James Halliday, 94 points  $36.95 per bottle

2010 Cape Bernier Chardonnay     A superb example of a modern style Chardonnay from Tasmania; "A very modern style of chardonnay, fruit-driven but with plenty of interest on the palate. The purity of fruit is complemented by wild yeast fermentation in a selection of French oak barrels... As good as any mainland chardonnay in the same price bracket" - Winsor Dobbin  $29.95 per bottle

2013 Chalkers Crossing Tumbarumba Chardonnay     A superb chardonnay. Elegant, seamless palate with wonderful balance and length. Intensely flavoured, but restrained and pure wine in every way. One of my favourite chardonnays that offers exceptional value; "It has wonderfully intense grapefruit and white peach flavours that have absorbed the oak barrel fermentation brings. Has the length common to all top chardonnays" - James Halliday, 95 points    $26.95 per bottle

2018 Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay     "A tense, highly precise chardonnay... Flint, pebbles and white peach to nectarine allusions are wound about a spool of mineral tension and nicely nestled oak... Good in 3 years, best around 5. Thrust of flavour and length guaranteed" - Ned Goodwin, James Halliday Wine Companion - 95 points   $42.95 per bottle

2017 Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Vineyard Chardonnay     "This is a rich but refined style, a glorious wine with honey and butter nuances along with nougat and toast. It's delicate, crisp, lively and dry at the finish; a wine of focus and refinement, and great intensity. Superb line and length. It's just emerging from its shell and will age superbly" - Huon Hooke - 96 points; "It's an elegant chardonnay with lactose, stone fruit and spice notes running effortlessly through the mouth, nashi pear flavours bursting through the finish. It's good now; it'll be better in a year or three" - Campbell Mattinson, 94 points    $45.50 per bottle

2010 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay      "The texture and mouthfeel are supple and round... flavours coursing in an unbroken stream through to the finish and aftertaste. The length of the finish is prodigious" - James Halliday, 97 points; "The fruit energy on parade here is captivating. This is a KJ of intricate focus and ravishing stone fruit presence, with a high-tensile core of coiled-spring fruit acidity that will unravel over the coming decade. It's at once elegant, pure and graceful, yet at the same time slightly richer than 2009, with tremendous presence of grapefruit, white peach and vanilla and phenomenal vibrancy of lemon juice and grapefruit zest" - Tyson Stelzer, 96 points; "I like this a little more than the 2009 Chardonnay - more harmonious... Focussed, tangy and very long... Quality of the acidity here is worthy of a special mention. Refreshing and complex at once... a terrific release from Cullen here" - Gary Walsh, 96 points    $120.00 per bottle

2001 Cullen Chardonnay      "Super contained, super concentrated, super long chardonnay" - The Wine Front, 95 points; Jeremy Oliver 95 points; "A complex young chardonnay, still tight and unassuming, but a wine that will build wonderfully in bottle... superbly underststated... The finish is long and penetrating" - The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide *****   $110.00 per bottle

2014 Curly Flat Chardonnay   "The palate's focus, searing intensity and freshness suggest it will age well and build in the bottle. Appealing spicy touches from the oak. Lovely wine, focused, concentrated and very long"- Huon Hooke, 96 points ; "This is an exercise in lusciously layered complexity and power, taken only after endless trials over previous vintages, but also respecting the integrity of the fruit" - James Halliday, 96 points  $49.95 per bottle

2011 Curly Flat Chardonnay   "Very intense, fine and piercing on the palate. Superb acidity and great line and length. Excellent. Full of potential" - Huon Hooke, 96 points; "Gleaming green-gold, this is a beautifully detailed and elegant wine repaying constant vigilance in the vineyard during the growing season; the counterpoise between grapefruit and stone fruit flavours is perfect, as is the oak integration" - James Halliday, 96 points  $56.95 per bottle

2018 Deep Woods Estate Chardonnay   "Complex wine, celebrating Margaret River as its place of birth. Fruit (white peach, nectarine and grapefruit), oak (barrel ferment, with toasted cashews and soft toast) and acidity (providing overall balance and length) all joining the party. Yet more celebrations anon. Bargain" - James Halliday, 94 points   $21.95 per bottle

2015 Deep Woods Estate Chardonnay   "French oak barrels for wild fermentation and 6 months maturation on lees. Very much a la mode, reducing the impact of oak to the texture, not flavour, picking the grapes at the crucial moment to ensure maximum varietal expression (no wannabe sauvignon blanc), yet retain crisp acidity, and offering a Margaret River chardonnay at a mouthwatering price. Value+++" - James Halliday, 92 points   $21.95 per bottle

2018 Dexter Chardonnay   A most impressive chardonnay from Tod Dexter in the 2018 vintage. Powerful and complex, elegant and balanced with a long, driving finish; "It's laid down a mighty track record over the years at TWF. Ample flavour delivered on a fine and lean frame. Ripe lime and white nectarine, cashew and light ginger spice. Tight and intense. Line and length. Super Chardonnay satisfaction. It's just right" - The Wine Front, 95 points   $38.95 per bottle

2015 Dog Point Chardonnay   "Dog Point has delivered yet another very classy chardonnay, which is no surprise given the quality of the 2015 vintage. Complex and powerful wine... " - Bob Campbell, 96 points; "Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and mouthfilling flavours of sweetly ripe white and yellow stonefruits... The flavours form a concentrated core, and the palate has fresh, lacy acidity providing energy and tension. The wine carries smoothly to a long and sustained finish... This is a rich, concentrated, deeply layered Chardonnay with complex flavours" - Raymond Chan - 19.5 points out of 20; "What a wonderful Chardonnay. White peach and grapefruit, oatmeal and struck match, tight tracks of gleaming acidity, and a bullet of juicy but restrained flavour racing down them... A tight and mouth-watering limey finish that makes you eye the level of the glass too often, and fret over it. You'd be mad not to" - Gary Walsh, 95 points; "The wine is concentrated, powerful, intensely fruit flavoured and driving on the palate... Searing acidity; long finish. A high-quality wine which should age well and long" - Huon Hooke, 94 points   $44.95 per bottle

2003 Dog Point Chardonnay    "A sensational white... one of the best New Zealand chardonnays I have tasted" Joelle Thomson   $49.95 per bottle

2019 Fighting Gully Road Chardonnay    From the celebrated Smith's Vineyard in Beechworth, the 40 year old vines always produce something special. A top class chardonnay by any standard, it is beautifully crafted and composed, with wonderful varietal expression of white stone fruits, the balance of fruit and oak impeccable   $36.95 per bottle

2014 Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay    Runner-up in the 2015 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge: Margaret River Regional Winner and 97 points (the second highest pointed wine in the Challenge); "Chardonnay to blind the weary drivers. Nothing else can set fire to this glass. Score is irrelevant. This wine is wonderful. Flavour and funk. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, white peach, pear. Struck match notes scorch over pristine, mouthwatering fruit. Length. Poise. Precision" - Campbell Mattinson, 96 points; "The fruit density is very good, even though the alcohol is restrained, and layered complexity is achieved with ease, tangy grapefruit leading green apple, white peach and pear" - James Halliday, 95 points  $54.95 per bottle

2012 Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay    "Flametree is now securely in Margaret River's A-league of Chardonnay and this wine confirms it. Warm season generosity is perfectly offset by energetic malic acidity and solidsy, wild ferment texture" - Tyson Stelzer, 96 points; "The intensity of the wine comes from the southern, coolest part of Margaret River; here length is more important than the depth of Margaret River chardonnay as a whole; the flavour spectrum and mouthfeel are also distinctly different, firmly tied to grapefruit/citrus" - James Halliday, 96 points; James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge - 96 points & 4th place; "It's a cracking wine. Margaret River chardonnay at its complex best. It's wild fermented and does not go through malo... It starts off powerful but then angles down to a long, finely-textured finish. There's some funk, some flint, some grapefruit, some tinniness and some tropical notes. Smoky and matchsticky, but with bright, pristine fruit lighting up the palate. Great finesse, interest, length and drinkability. For all its overtness it's a juicy wine; it compels you to reach for more" - Campbell Mattinson, 95 points; "A very modern expression of chardonnay... It is complex and restrained with dried fruit aromas of grapefruit and pear. The medium-weight palate is deep grapefruit and melon flavours with an oak infusion that works beautifully" - Ray Jordan, 95 points   $59.95 per bottle

2012 Fratelli Yarra Valley Chardonnay    A deliciously vibrant wine from the Langbrook Vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley, which aptly demonstrates that great wines can be made at moderate prices in the right hands. The palate is long and unctuous, with juicy stone fruit and citrus aromas and flavours; the high quality French oak absorbed by the lovely display of varietal fruit. A beautifully balanced wine that displays great fruit purity and exceptional natural acidity. A bargain   $19.95 per bottle

2009 Galli Estate Artigiano Chardonnay    4 TROPHIES, INCLUDIN THE HIGHLY PRESTIGIOUS TROPHIES FOR BEST WHITE WINE AND BEST CHARDONNAY AT THE 2011 ROYAL PERTH WINE SHOW - KNOCKING OFF THE BEST THAT MARGARET RIVER HAD TO OFFER; A tightly focused, elegant and seamless example of the modern Australian chardonnay; "Very long and perfectly balanced palate, grapefruit and white flesh stone fruit in a near-invisible web of oak" - James Halliday, 94 points; "Long and pure flavours with balancing acid freshness. Anybody who's wandered from chardonnay, and fresh explorers, should be seduced back by wines like this. Lovely!" - Eat & Drink *****   $37.95 per bottle

2017 Giant Steps Applejack Vineyard Chardonnay    "A lovely wine having opened its arms wide to the cool, high quality vintage, the notable Applejack Vineyard adding to the purity of the grapefruit, Granny Smith apple and stone fruit flavours. As cool as a snow-fed mountain stream" - James Halliday, 96 points; "What a belter. Phwoar. Parisian almond, lemon rind, grapefruit juice, faint wet slate notes. Saline tang to acidity, some light creaminess of savoury nuttiness though the mainstay is a core of blisteringly fresh tart fruit flavour underlying. Incredible velocity and freshness, character, complexity, nerviness. Beautiful, super thing" - Mike Bennie, 95+ points; "The palate is refined, intense and very long. This will soar with extra time" - Huon Hooke, 95 points   $56.95 per bottle

2015 Giant Steps Lusatia Park Vineyard Chardonnay    "A great Upper Yarra vineyard... the palate is exquisitely balanced, with the classic white peach/grapefruit duo filling the mouth without even trying" - James Halliday, 97 points; "This wine sings. It hooks you straight off. Yes it tastes of white peach, crunchy apple, pear and grapefruit, and there might even be spots of honey and pineapple. But the main impression is the way it draws you straight in and keeps you under its spell long after you've swallowed. It really quite something. Sweet bran and assorted flashes of spice are part and parcel of a sensational offering. As indeed are long lines of cleansing/mouthwatering acidity" - Campbell Mattinson, 96 points; "Sweet lemon flavours, lively acidity, lovely balance and good length. Tremendous intensity and character. Delicious Chardonnay" - Huon Hooke, 95 points   $59.95 per bottle

2017 Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay    "One of the cornerstones of the estate-owned vineyards, the low yield obvious on the bouquet, shifting to purity and precision of the palate and lingering aftertaste" - James Halliday, 95 points; "Light creaminess, has a fuller figure yet that's all corseted together with chalky puffs of 'mineral' feel and the belt of green mango acidity. Generous flavours, you could say, certainly stains the palate well, perhaps needing some time to all come together completely. Still, has mojo. Good chardonnay here" - Mike Bennie, 93+ points   $56.95 per bottle

2015 Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay    "This is rich, fine, seamless, quartz-like. It's complex in an integrated way; no bells, whistles or alarms but plenty going on regardless. Grapefruit and white peach, spent matches buried into the fruit, a smoky mineralogy. It turns the power on but is long and gorgeous - and it'll be better again in 12-24 months" - Campbell Mattinson, 95+ points; James Halliday - 95 points   $59.95 per bottle

2017 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay    "Intense grapefruit flavours lead the way on the palate, with complexity rocky acidity" - James Halliday, 95 points; "Palate is ample, juicy, almost fleshy but for the licks of minerally tartness of acidity. Has some white chocolate notes, almost the texture of just melted chocolate bar, soft and long, stains the palate gently, the finish perky and fresh. It's one of those lip-licking, moreish chardonnays, and will be hard to put down. Yep" - Mike Bennie, 94 points   $56.95 per bottle

2015 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay    "The fragrance of the bouquet has the allure of great red Burgundy, making you loath to leave the aromas and move on to the palate. When you do, you won't be disappointed, for a silken wave of luscious multifaceted stone and citrus fruits await your arrival, and don't let you down" - James Halliday, 97 points; "This is the restrained one. The seamless one. It is quite monumentally gorgeous. It just gets everything right, and adds a few flourishes for good measure. It tastes of ginger and custard apples, (subtle) struck match and a complex arrange of stone fruits. It's one of those wines, though, where it feels churlish to pinpoint the flavours; it's elegant, seductive and long, and there's very little more you can request" - Campbell Mattinson, 96 points; "The palate is rich and yet refined, delicate, delicious. Its understated power explodes and carries long on the palate. Superb" - Huon Hooke, 95 points    $59.95 per bottle

2017 Giant Steps Wombat Creek Vineyard Chardonnay    "A very long and intense palate. A most attractive contrast of white peach and grapefruit and a cleansing finish" - James Halliday, 96 points; "Stellar new release. Chardonnay looks tops from 2017... Clatters through the palate, lively and refreshing, shows some leesy nuttiness, cool acidity staying perky and alert through the wine. Finishes with incredible velocity of acidity, tart and citrus rind feeling, with a faint stain of malty-nougat stuff. Live wire, interesting, good" - Mike Bennie, 94 points; Huon Hooke - 95 points   $56.95 per bottle

2017 Handpicked Collection Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay    "Delicate, refined, light-bodied but also quite intense and long, it's a very subtle but charming wine. Fine balance. A touch of grapefruit at the core. Great flavour and at three years of age, it's eminently drinkable. Harmony personified. A fabulous chardonnay" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "Bristling with the kind of brio that comes with a home ground advantage for the Mornington Peninsula winery, Handpicked knows its subject very well and delivers a chardonnay masterclass. Oak is perfectly in tune with superb white peach fruit and quince. A whiff of matchstick, smoke and toast and a general harmony and all round balance" - Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion), 95 points   $49.50 per bottle

2012 Heemskerk Coal River Valley Chardonnay   Trophy Best Chardonnay - 2014 Tasmanian Wine Show; "This has real class and finesse... Restrained aromas hint at honey, malt and flowers and honey, while the delicate, refined palate has great intensity" - Gourmet Traveller Wine, 97 points; "French oak barrel fermented, and pure class from start to finish, with perfect balance, line and length; everything where it should be" - James Halliday, 97 points & Top 100 of 2014; "Delicate, refined, restrained palate of great intensity, line and length, holding a lot in reserve... Outstanding line and length, poise and symmetry"- Huon Hooke, 97 points; "A very impressive creamy chardonnay with nuts and butter complexity which syncs perfectly with the restrained but powerful fruit. Mouth-watering acidity completes the picture" - Winewise, Outstanding  $56.95 per bottle

2015 Helen's Hill Estate Breachley Block Single Vineyard Chardonnay   "Has the hallmark length of flavour on the palate (and aftertaste) firmly stamped on it, but not at the expense of complexity. A classic assemblage of white peach, grapefruit and oak-derived cashew are tightly woven together with the aid of flinty acidity on the finish" - James Halliday, 95 points; "Subtle and subdued style... Finish is crisp and pretty long, with some flint and vanilla perfume. Think this will look better again with another year in bottle" - The Wine Front, 92+ points   $32.95 per bottle

2010 Helen's Hill Estate Single Vineyard Chardonnay  A lovely example of what Yarra Valley does so well - a clean, fresh, citrussy chardonnay, with lovely fruit definition that has complexity, finesse and elegance, yet has the weight and texture that one expects from a sophisticated chardonnay; "Barrel fermentation and maturation in French oak has been perfectly judged, providing support and a degree of complexity to an elegant wine" - James Halliday, 94 points  $37.95 per bottle

2015 Henty Estate Chardonnay   "Given the cost of growing the grapes and the French oak, and the quality of the wine, the price borders on the unbelievable. It is classic ultra-cool-grown style, pink grapefruit the key" - James Halliday, 95 points  $26.95 per bottle

2014 Henty Estate Chardonnay   "A very distinguished cool climate chardonnay that has absorbed the impact of oak, using it to magnify both texture and pristine grapefruit flavours. Will develop at a leisurely pace, gaining depth and even more complexity as it does so" - James Halliday, 95 points  $29.95 per bottle

2007 Henty Estate Chardonnay    $29.95 per bottle

2017 Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Chardonnay   "Sweet, fragrant chardonnay with super delicate florals, honeysuckle and jasmine and lemon blossoms. Some peaches, nectarines and lemons, too. The palate has a superb core of power and fleshy ripe fruit pulp. Layered and complex. It really builds into the long finish" - James Suckling, 95/96 points; "This is swish... A gentle creaminess, spice notes, slate even, honeysuckle and toast. Extremely pure. Flowing robes of flavour. Grapefruit-like bite to the aftertaste, as a distinct positive. It's still gathering itself but already it's a treat to drink. A beautiful, beautiful wine" - The Wine Front, 95 points;  $49.95 per bottle

2015 Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Chardonnay   "It has obvious complexity, and the extra length that the best Yarra Valley chardonnays have compared to that of other regions. Grapefruit juice, zest and pith are the anchor of the flavour, and also build the trajectory of the wine through to the finish" - James Halliday, 96 points & Special Value Wine; "It's subdued, nutty and savoury, yet pure of fruit too - like a flower waiting to open - tight grapefruity acidity, flinty texture and a cool almond and aniseed finish of impeccable length. Beautiful wine. Finesse, charm and fine tailoring all the way. Give it a couple of years in the cellar and you'll be rewarded handsomely" - The Wine Front, 95+ points;  $47.95 per bottle

2014 Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Chardonnay  "Calm and composed, almost silky feel, sharpened up by a sweet lemon and stony acidity. Flows like picture of a waterfall taken with slow shutter speed. Cool. Refreshing. Focused. Bright. The length is exemplary too, gently nutty but pure and long. Hard to slow down the drinking pace" - The Wine Front, 96 points; "Is Yarra Valley chardonnay to its boot straps as you travel the almost unending path to the finish and aftertaste, grapefruit, nectarine and white peach the mile posts, grilled nuts here and there and acidity running precisely along the middle of the path" - James Halliday, 96 points  $49.95 per bottle

2013 Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Chardonnay  "The very complex bouquet immediately grabs attention, barrel fermentation the playmaker bringing overt (but balanced) oak into the equation; the intensity and extreme length of the palate is of the highest order, grapefruit roviding a mouthwatering finale, acidity a given" - James Halliday, 97 points & Top 100 Wines of 2015; "Calm and composed, with a flicker of struck match above, and the usual cool white fruits, line and length of Upper Yarra Chardonnay" - The Wine Front, 94+ points  $52.95 per bottle

2010 Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Chardonnay  "Intense, vibrant, focused lemon and grapefruit flavours, taut and linea... Very long, too. Wonderful wine... will age superbly" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "Has all the finesse, complexity and length of Hoddles Creek at its very best" - James Halliday, 96 points; "This just oozes class, with every element in tune - like a world-class orchestra... offers just the right combination of citrus and stonefruit notes, with terrific texture and great zingy acidity. If this were a Burgundy, we'd be prepared to pay a fortune for it; so that makes the price tag for this Yarra Valley gem an absolute bargain" - Windsor Dobbin; "This chardonnay pretty much knocked my socks off... Pure ripe fruit, so that it seems irristible from the first sip. Lemony drive, so that it rips long through the finish. And a complete, welded integration of the three. It smells complex, sings through the mouth, and doesn't let you forget it in a hurry as/after you swallow. Oh yes, it's good" - The Wine Front, 95 points; "Who produces the best-value Yarra Valley chardonnay? Hoddles Creek Estate would have to be at the top of my list... With the release of the 2010 vintage of the flagship Hoddles Creek Estate 1er Yarra Valley Chardonnay, it has a wine that can compete for the title of absolute best. It's an exquisite wine that vies with the best of Oakridge, De Bortoli, TarraWarra, Coldstream Hills, Toolangi, Giant Steps, Yering Station, Gembrook Hills, Mac Forbes, Seville Estate and the rest" - Huon Hooke  $56.95 per bottle

2016 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay  "When you consider the mix of the very best clones, hand picking, the use of the Who's Who of French coopers, the price is a year-in, year-out bargain" - James Halliday, 95 points; "It has length and flavour, and feels open for play straight away, though showed even better the next day. Like this a lot. Touch and go for 94 points" - Gary Walsh, 93+ points  $23.95 per bottle

2015 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay  "Sits comfortably alongside its Pinot Noir sibling, with the same attention to detail and similar over-delivery against price expectations. White peach, melon grapefruit and French oak are spun so tightly together it's hard to weigh up their individual contributions, and not necessary to do so" - James Halliday, 95 points; "These Hoddles Creek Chardonnays always look better with a year or two to settle, and you need to look ahead, and see what's to come... It's bouncy and juicy as a youngster, with white peach and weak lime flavours, almond milk complexity, flinty lightly chalky texture, and a clean finish of good length and purity. Ripper" - Gary Walsh, 92+ points; "Love the way it smells all serious and proper-like. Fancy chardonnay welcomes you in... In the palate, starburst of clean, clear fruit flavour... So much to enjoy. Indeed, this is one of the great bargains of the wine world" - Mike Bennie, 91 points  $24.95 per bottle

2014 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay  "It has phenomenal power and drive, a pure rendition of grapes from an immaculately tended vineyard. Natural acidity gives the wine a special quality to its shimmer of grapefruit and white peach, French oak merely an observer" - James Halliday, 95 points & Top 100 Wines of 2015; "Hoddles Creek Estate chardonnay never misses a beat. This release comes in immaculate conditional. It's steely, elegant, long and alluring. Strong flavours of pear and spice, white peach and nectarine swish through the palate, aided subtly by meal and smoky oak" - Campbell Mattinson, 93+ points; "Hoddles Creek Chardonnay is not just one of the true wine bargains going, it's also one that ages beautifully... Intense yes, but there's elegance to its layered lemon and stonefruit flavours. There's minerality and precision, too, plus structure, and ultimately a delightful drink of poise, elegance and delight" - Ben Thomas, The 24 Best Value Wines of 2015   $25.95 per bottle

2013 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay  "Yet another example of the serious over-delivery of quality that made Hoddles Creek Estate the Best Value Winery in the 2015 Wine Companion. There is not a hair out of place in this beautifully composed and balanced wine; the fruit is at optimum ripeness and freshness, the oak almost invisible in terms of flavour, but present in structure." - James Halliday, 95 points; "It's a bit richer and more flavoursome than usual... It has the flintiness you've come to expect, along with clean acid and fine length. Offers a sweet lemon tang on the finish, by way of farewell. Quality as high as ever, with the variety of vintage at play. So tasty" - The Wine Front, 93+ points; "We're very much in the white peach and ruby grapefruit spectrum with this release... Hints of green apple and a fair amount of spice. Gentle mealiness in the mouth. Delicious. A no-brainier" - Jeremy Pringle, 93 points   $26.95 per bottle

2010 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay  "You either get the purity, balance and finesse of this wine, or you don't" - James Halliday, 95 points; "The lovely 2009 version of this over-delivered as it was, but this one has an extra bit of Burgundy-like pungency... The palate is juicy, yet also cut, shaped and serious. Most of the Burgundian techniques seem to be in play, but nothing hides that gorgeous Yarra Chardonnay fruit... the Yarra meets Burgundy, for this money?" - David Ridge; "A fine, flinty, linear spicy style with strong Chablis-like lines and excellent length of palate. Beautifully made" - Gary Walsh, 94 points; "It's poised and balanced with a lingering finish" - Jane Faulkner; "It's got richness and power, but keeps everything in check, retaining a sense of elegance... Wonderful length and persistence in spades... Ripper wine" - Red to Brown Wine Review  $27.95 per bottle

2013 Jones Road Nepean Reserve Chardonnay  "A selection of the best estate-grown chardonnay, with only 400 dozen made" - James Halliday, 97 points  $42.95 per bottle

2011 Jones Road Nepean Reserve Chardonnay  DUAL TROPHY WINNER 2012 ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE SHOW INCLUDING BEST CHARDONNAY; "The palate is taut and racy, linear and long, with a grace and length that is both charming and satisfying" - James Halliday, 94 points  $44.95 per bottle

2018 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "Let's put it this way. This is the closest I have come to awarding a wine 100 points... Stellar wine from a stellar vintage. The remarkable thing is that this is a wine 100 percent barrel fermented in new French oak barriques with regular lees stirring for 11 months - and it certainly doesn't taste excessive, or even slightly oak... But the palate, oh the palate. This is where things start to explode. Power, poise and persistence with a dry savouriness balancing the intense ripe fruit. It is such a long finish with an ever so slightly, charry finish completing a remarkable wine" - Ray Jordan, 99+ points; "The bouquet is complex and yet very fresh and restrained, showing captivating nougat aromas which lead into a concentrated, powerful yet elegant palate. Absolutely delicious array of flavours. Lemon drops, honey and myriad other aromas and flavours. Tremendous power and persistence. A sensational chardonnay" - Huon Hooke, 98 Points & No.1 2018 Margaret River Chardonnay; "A wine which confidently walks the tightrope between elegance and sheer power but at all times, as with everything to do with this wine, it is impeccably balanced. 2018 seems yet another truly brilliant vintage in the region - but it seems that it almost always is. This scintillating chardonnay will improve in the coming years (be in no hurry)" - Ken Gargett, 98 points; "The first thing I noticed here was the intensity. The fruit intensity. It's a striking wine, explosive in a refined way, elegant and textural at once, persistent. Its presence and power can be admired and enjoyed now but wow does this have a future, and a long one. White peach, citrus, pear, sweet cedar and almonds. The whole is more than its parts. It's beautiful, pure, exemplary" - Campbell Mattinson, 96 points  $119.95 per bottle

2017 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible... The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavours, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its future development will be delivered" - James Halliday, 99 points & Special Value Star & Best Chardonnay 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards; "The palate is very intense and vibrant, with nervy acidity and richness to match, the aftertaste lingering on and on. A power-packed wine that is compact and tightly-packaged, latent like an unexploded bomb! Intense and sustained grapefruit and lemon aftertaste. An impressive, high-impact chardonnay of great potential. The sheer power of the fruit is awesome" - Huon Hooke, 98 Points & No.1 2017 Margaret River Chardonnay; "A wine of pristine qualities showing a minerally, talcy acid purity that cuts deep into the hallmark power and intensity... It's very much a product of the cooler 2017 vintage and is a wine that really needs a lot more time to reveal its best. I love the slightly graphite edge which contributes to its shape and lancing length" - Ray Jordan, 98 points; "Sometimes you just have to lean back and marvel. The art of Margaret River chardonnay. This is it. You don't just drink a wine like this, you set it in your mind as a benchmark. It's a wine built on power, texture and length... That seduction up front, that pure fresh peach, that huge energetic push through the back half. Blimey Charlie the crushed fennel characters here are full on. It's the frisky side of luxury. It's damn good" - Campbell Mattinson, 97 points; "Is absolutely one of the best ever released under the Art Series label... It would be easy to mistake this as serious white burgundy. It has real power and impact on entry, which flows to serious mid-palate intensity with those pear notes continuing across the wines perfect proportions. A wine of great power and vitality, the finale is oh-so lingering with echoes of almond, lime and lemon. A grand cru white burgundy quality at a fraction of the price, which could be cellared for 15-20+ years" Frank Wilden, Business Insider Australia  $114.95 per bottle

2016 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "The 2016 Leeuwin is the closest thing, stylistically, to Burgundy - Grand Cru Burgundy - I have seen in an Australian chardonnay. The combination of power, intensity, palate length and precision stamps it as something special. A little element of Puligny, Chassagne, with more than a decent hit of Margaret River. Deciding to give it 99-plus wasn't taken lightly" - Ray Jordan, 99+ points; "The perfumed perfection of the bouquet and the wonders of the palate, with its ever-shifting mosaic of white stone fruit, rock melon, grapefruit, Granny Smith apple and custard apple reign supreme. Oak? Yes, it's there, although subtle. Acidity? Yes, the giver of life now and into the future" - James Halliday, 99 points & 2019 Top 100 wines; "The wine lives up to to its billing as an Australian classic. It is a chardonnay of poise and precision, at once delicate and at the same time assertive it has the core strength of a ballerina. With layers of flavour including flintiness, nuts, Asian spices and bright, tight fruit on the grapefruit/ Packham pear side in of the spectrum this is downright delicious" - Winsor Dobbin, 99 points; "The palate has bracing acidity and concentrated flavour, which is still latent and promising more in time... The wine is still remarkably young and has a great career in front of it" - Huon Hooke, 96 points  $119.95 per bottle

2015 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "After much deliberation, a vertical tasting of previous greats from the estate and reflection on my tastings over the years, I convinced myself the recently released 2015 justified the score. There have only been three white wines I have awarded 99 points... so the Leeuwin is in rarefied air. The latest iteration is a mighty wine that carries the indelible stamp of power from its famous Margaret River source vineyard, Block 20, but there is a new degree of delicacy and precision. And perhaps even more extraordinary is that the length on the palate, always the hallmark of great wines, has pushed new boundaries" - Ray Jordan, 99 points; "Generous of flavour and texture, imparted by Leeuwin's stamp of extended skin contact, an approach that demands impeccably ripe fruit. And so it is. White peach and nectarine notes are strung pitch perfect across scales of clotted cream oak and juicy acidity. Long and pliant. Each piece of the jigsaw is in perfect synchronicity. A pedigreed wine boasting an impressive track record. I have had older vintages reminiscent of top Meursault" - Ned Goodwin, 96 points; "The palate has bracing acidity and concentrated flavour, which is still latent and promising more in time... The wine is still remarkably young and has a great career in front of it" - Huon Hooke, 96 points; "Full-bodied, glossy texture, some white flower perfume in with pear and melon, ripe lime acidity and flavour, toasty wood in the mix, and a very long powerful finish, dusted with fine oak tannin and citrus zest. Kind of emphatic in style, but potent too, and while that's true enough, I'd also say that this wine is becoming more refined and stylish, and the drinkability is on the rise too. Anyway, it's a very good release" - Gary Walsh, 96 points   $129.95 per bottle

2014 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "2014 Art Series chardonnay is my favorite release in a very long time and having given it 19.5s more regularly than I can count it is time for me to unleash a perfect 20/20 for this masterpiece. lt is not only the top scoring white wine of this report it is the top wine of all" - Matthew Jukes Top 100 Best Australian Wines 2017, 20 points out of 20; "A great chardonnay, its intensity and length right up there with the best prior vintages; white peach and nectarine open the batting, pink grapefruit coming swiftly thereafter, creamy/nutty oak almost lost in the crowd. If this weren't enough, the aftertaste is a work of art, complete in itself" - James Halliday, 98 points; "The length of flavour is just staggering... It's full bodied, spicy and smooth, intense and quite flinty, with cool integrated acidity, and a startlingly long finish. Very much a classic Leeuwin here. Perhaps one of their best" - Gary Walsh, 96 points; "The wine is delicate and restrained yet intense in the mouth: a masterful combination of refinement and tension, with definite but subtle flavour. Clean, dry finish and good length. A lovely discreet style" - Huon Hooke, 95 points  $135.95 per bottle

2013 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "It is supremely elegant and finely balanced, and has absorbed the new oak in a manner worthy of a Grand Cru White Burgundy, leaving the fragrant bouquet and finely structured palate of startling length to occupy centre stage" - James Halliday, 98 points; "Tremendous depth of flavour, which rolls on and on across the tongue. Lightly toasted cashews, subtly mealy, focused and tautly framed. A most impressive chardonnay which has a big future. A stunner!" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "This has to be one of the most delightfully restrained and elegant of any Leeuwin chardonnay I can recall. It is also one of the very best. Everything has come together so perfectly with a mix of creamy stone fruit, roasted cashew and that distinctive grapefruit. The power and lingering intensity are something else. A super wine" - Ray Jordan, 97 points; "Elegant and gracefu... Everything is precise and supple, with a juicy touch on the epic finish" - Wine Spectator, 96 points  $149.95 per bottle

2012 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "A riveting wine of exquisite purity and finesse. It almost floats in the mouth, so effortless is its invocation of all things chardonnay: white flowers, white stone fruits and immaculately balanced acidity... Has greater staying power than any other Australian chardonnay" - James Halliday, 98 points; "From the first sniff of the marvelous mix of nougat and grapefruit, with subtle infusions of white peach, you just know this is something special. It is a more fruit-driven wine than the 2011, with a beautifully integrated palate striking such a perfect balance of oak and fruit. It's finer, with an effortlessness about it, but with a depth and power that extends through to the very long finish. This is a wine that will live for many years" - Ray Jordan, 98 points; "Compact with stone fruit, figs and citrus, fuller-bodied lots of layers and the perfect amalgamation of leesy characters, ripe fruit and acidity. A joy to drink" - Jane Faulkner, 97 points; "It's much more reserved than some vintages of this wine. Lovely finesse, line and length. A terrific wine which will only get better over the next few years. The fragrance haunts the empty glass" - Huon Hooke, 96 points; "This has all the power one associates with Leeuwin - with the 100% new oak being totally absorbed by the fruit - while the palate is textured, balanced and extremely long" - Philip Rich, 96 points; "This wine has all of the great length of Australia's finest white wines but is of a change of style in that it is leaner, less viscous and opulent and has slightly more beautiful balance and texturing, with high-quality fine-grained oak characters. It is of a higher-quality European style than the usually fuller Margaret River examples... The chardonnay's great, lean and dry length, magnificent finish and after-taste ensure that it is another classic that is amongst Leeuwin's eight to 10 greatest chardonnay releases. This immediately puts the wine amongst the top 20 Australian chardonnays ever made" - John Jens, 18.9 points out of 20  $152.95 per bottle

2010 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "Tighter, leaner and more cussed but with that hallmark of inner core power and intensity that has made it consistently Australia's best chardonnay... it's a great wine" - Ray Jordan, 98 points; "Exceptional. It's as powerful a wine as ever but it's coiled and tight with impeccable structure... Focused, fine, intense and persistent fruit... As good as it is now, it will mature into one of the great vintages of a wine of outstanding pedigree" - Jeremy Pringle, 97 points; "The sheer purity and intensity of this wine is remarkable, even in the context of its imperious ancestry; it has its own flavour and tactile characters stemming from the perfect balance between the white peach and grapefruit flavours carried through the very long and detailed palate by bright acidity" - James Halliday, 97 points; "This wine was tasted masked in a line-up that arguably included six of Australia's greatest ever chardonnays and on my card was the highest pointed wine. This is finer and longer than any Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay to date. This is a great Australian wine" - John Jens, 18.9-19 points out of 20; "The greatest Australian chardonnay I have ever tasted and is the equal of the greatest White Burgundies… This wine screams class right from the outset" - Fine Wine Club, 18.9 points out of 20s  $159.95 per bottle

2016 Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Chardonnay  "Attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery has paid dividends: this combines elegance and intensity, balance and length. White peach and citrussy acidity soar on the finish, imprinting themselves permanently on the very long palate and aftertaste. All class" - James Halliday, 95 points; "$30 is rarely 'value' territory but this is excellent buying, even at that price. It just gets the pitch right. Lemon curd, marzipan, white peach and smoky oak characters sit hand-in-glove in the best of ways. The finish is slightly chalky; entirely positive. Lovely chardonnay" - Campbell Mattinson, 93 points  $27.95 per bottle

2013 Lightfoot & Sons Single Block Chardonnay  "This wine comes from a block within a single vineyard planted to the Dijon clone 96; wild yeast-fermented and matured in French oak, only 100 dozen made. It is a beautiful wine, full of the delicious white peach fruit, tempered by citrussy acidity, that this clone gives; the oak handling has been perfectly judged" - James Halliday, 96 points; "Excellent concentration of flavour. No lack of style. Green melon, white peach, a wealth of seductive/creamy oak, and a bit of dazzle dazzle to the finish. Gorgeous" - Campbell Mattinson, 95 points  $49.95 per bottle

2009 McHenry Hohnen Calgardup Brook Chardonnay  Magnificent chardonnay set to rival (if not surpass) the majestic 2007 vintage, immaculately crafted, the beautifully focused palate is tightly wound, the finish both piercing and lingering; "A palate with layers of flavour... glorious grapefruit acidity takes over and drives the wine through to its lingering, pure finish" - James Halliday, 96 points; "A beautifully precise and pristine chardonnay displaying control, intensity and lingering power in one fell swoop. A piercing acidity sustains the palate while the oak and fruit balance has been struck just right for this variety" - Ray Jordan, 95 points    $39.95 per bottle

2015 McWilliams Appellation Tumbarumba Chardonnay  A superb, racy chardonnay and exceptional value at the price. James Halliday's review of the 2014 vintage sums up its successor to a T: "Nailed to the quality mast. Lean but fleshy with apple, spice and white peach flavours sizzling through the palate. Long. Pure. A beautiful expression of its region"    $24.95 per bottle

2017 Mountadam Eden Valley Chardonnay  "A very well executed Eden Valley chardonnay with bell-clear varietal character, its cornerstones white peach and nectarine fruit, the mid-palate with gentle grapefruit and oak. It's in Brideshead Revisited style, elegant and refined, under- rather than overstated" - James Halliday, 94 points  $25.95 per bottle

2015 Mount Mary Chardonnay  "What a wine! Textbook Yarra Valley Chardonnay here... Flinty, fine-boned, yet flavoursome and pow pow powerful, juicy feel, then surges and pulls tight on a super long stony finish, with lime and vanilla in the aftertaste. Just so bloody good" - Gary Walsh, 97 points; "This is no pale and wan lover, its embrace intense, white peach just in front of grapefruit. As one would expect from Mount Mary, the oak has been as important in shaping texture and mouthfeel as imparting flavour. All up, an icon for Yarra Valley chardonnay" - James Halliday, 97 points; "An excellent chardonnay, drinking at its best, although it will certainly last. Complex, fresh, superbly balanced, with no excess of anything. Totally satisfying" - Huon Hooke, 95 points   $119.95 per bottle

2004 Mount William Chardonnay  "Silky, lively and tightly focused; peach, nectarine and citrus glide across the tongue; barrel ferment French oak merely a ghost" - James Halliday, 93 points    $25.95 per bottle

2018 Narkoojee Lily Grace Chardonnay       $29.95 per bottle

2012 Oakridge 864 Willowlake Block A6 Yarra Valley Chardonnay     "Marvellous richness and balance; great combination of delicacy and power. Lovely wine. Harmony plus. Great finesse and balance, a terrific wine" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "An exceptionally complex chardonnay both in terms of texture and flavour; hand-picked and whole bunch pressed direct to French oak for wild fermentation and nine months' maturation; has the funky aroma, stature and flavour of top-end White Burgundy, with layer-upon-layer of white flesh stone fruits and natural acidity" - James Halliday, 97 points & Top 100 Wines of 2013; "It's racy, incisive, long and intense yet it offers a good deal of flavour even as a young wine... You can get lost in the aromas, you can get lost in the flavours, you can get lost in the clear articulation and detail that it has to offer. A wine of all-pervasive quality" - Jeremy Pringle, 96+ points   $79.95 per bottle

2015 Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay     "Intense grapefruit/white peach/melon aromas and flavours drive through the palate in a chariot of natural acidity, making French oak an incidental extra. When Tumbarumba has a good (ie dry) vintage, everything falls into place" - James Halliday, 95 points; "Tumbarumba Chardonnay in all its glory... This is a power-packed release. Grapefruit and toasty characters surge through the palate. Elements of funk, but in check. White peach: ripe, fleshy, controlled. Roasted, toasty, nutty aftertaste. Beautiful length. Beautiful balance. Beautiful chardonnay" - Campbell Mattinson, 94 points   $39.95 per bottle

2017 Penfolds Max's Chardonnay     "Bright, lively and focused with a piercing lime-laced acidity underpinning attractive yellow plum and lemon fruit. Has some subtle spicy framing with a suggestion of toast and fresh-baked bread, but the real driver here is the lovely zippy fruit, and the grapefruit tension on the finish. Lovely wine" - Jamie Goode, 93 points; "Chardonnay sourced from the cool Adelaide Hills... This is a terrific example at its affordable price, of the precision and freshness the terroir here can give. Aged in French oak, but only 20% of it new, there's oatmeal and nougat on the nose, stone fruit aromas and a flinty whiff of Chablis-like reduction. Only 12.5% alcohol tells of early picking, which helps with that, and on the palate brings a huge surge of lemon zestiness to the ripe fruit and barrel-derived richness and toasty fullness. I found this to a very classy Chardonnay in a thoroughly modern New World style" - Tom Cannavan, 92 points   $27.95 per bottle

2016 Penfolds Max's Chardonnay     "A fresh, clean, pure-fruit bouquet, with little evidence of oak but pristine, subtle fruit. But neither is it simplistic; a very appealing wine in a fresh, clean, pure-fruit style. This is delicious and good value" - Huon Hooke, 91 points   $27.95 per bottle

2010 Picardy Chardonnay     "Picardy is invariably a highlight... no shortage of complexity or interest... There's a core of intense tight acidity and a light tannin grip on the finish - lime and citrus zest trail off into the distance. Style and finesse. Refreshing too" - The Wine Front, 95 points   $39.50 per bottle

2019 Savaterre Chardonnay     $79.95 per bottle

2011 Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Chardonnay  TROPHY BEST CHARDONNAY IN AUSTRALIA - JAMES HALLIDAY CHARDONNAY CHALLENGE 2013, 98 points; "Flinty, matchsticky, but not over the top, citrus, white nectarine, melon rind, cashew and fine spiced oak. Cool feel here. Tres tres cool, but fantastique. Fine boned china - don't break the plates! kind of fragile - but collected, composed and very long. It's light and rain-washed, but pure and driven. Beautiful wine. So very sophisticated, yet so good to drink" - Gary Walsh, 95 points; "Cracking chardonnay. Love it. LOVE IT." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front; "It is remarkably fleshy and juicy, filling the mouth with white-fleshed stone fruit flavours and creamy cashew nuances underpinned by natural acidity. The line and length are admirable" - James Halliday, 95 points; "It's long and focused, with intense, pristine grapefruit and lemon flavours and tight-knit oak spilling effortlessly down the fine and chalky palate towards a bright, mineral finish of finely balanced acidity" - Jeremy Oliver, 95 points  $47.95 per bottle

2015 Seville Estate Chardonnay  BEST WINE IN SHOW - 2016 Yarra Valley Wine Show; TOP YARRA VALLEY CHARDONNAY at the 2016 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge - 97 points; BEST YOUNG WHITE WINE - 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards; "The fruit profile is much tighter, the length greater, the flavours more intense and longer. Clearly barrelfermented, not so much from the point of view of flavour as mouthfeel. It really sings" - James Halliday, 96 points; "This wine is very similar to the Reserve, which makes it brilliant value for money. There's a complex hint of struck match to the white peach nose, and the intense, long palate is beautifully textured, finishing with great fruit drive. Be quick. It will sell out in a short time" - Winewise, Outstanding *****   $39.95 per bottle

2016 Seville Estate The Barber Chardonnay  Archetypal Yarra Valley cool climate chardonnay with a long minerally spine to the citrus and white peach flavours; balanced acidity and great length. One of the best value chardonnays I have come across for a very long while; "It's a beauty. Bright zesty citrus and stone fruit with soft acidity meander along the medium-bodied palate with some extra flavour from creamy, nutty lees" - Jane Faulkner, 92 points  $22.95 per bottle

2019 Shaw & Smith M3 Vineyard Chardonnay  "Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay is in quite exceptional form. Brilliant release. Great intensity both to the palate and the finish and with plenty going on besides. Flint, smoke, grapefruit and stone fruit characters but it's the emphatic energy of the finish that really sets it apart. One sip and I was hooked, convinced, and in its thralls" - Campbell Mattinson, 96 points  $44.95 per bottle

2014 Singlefile Denmark Family Reserve Chardonnay  "Selected each year on a row-by-row basis... intense grapefruit leading white peach through the bouquet and into a complex palate. One of those all-too-few wines that manage to combine elegance with intensity and complexity, notes of cashew and cream swirling around in the background" - James Halliday, 97 points  $45.50 per bottle

2006 Squitchy Lane Yarra Valley Chardonnay     "Very good Chardonnay. Full of classic peach melon varietal fruit" - Paul Ippolito, 90 points; "A very rich Yarra Valley chardonnay showing the full suite of winemaking inputs" - Epicure Uncorked    $29.50 per bottle

2015 Tarrawarra Estate Yarra Valley Chardonnay    "Excellent value for money: a grown-up chardonnay at an affordable price... It's refined, delicate, delicious" - Huon Hooke, 92 points, Wine of the Week; "A delightfully elegant Yarra Valley chardy; more artist than artisan, estate-grown and hand-picked, it has clean lines with citrus zest notes, hints of roasted cashews, along with a crisp, clean finish. Tight and fresh, this is very food friendly, too. Great value from an excellent vintage" - Winsor Dobbin, Wine of the Week  $22.95 per bottle

2012 Thompson Estate Margaret River Chardonnay  "The bouquet and palate are an exercise in harmony, with perfectly ripened and detailed fruit easily outpacing the oak, but not preparing you for the mouthwatering explosion of flavour on the finish and aftertaste. Seriously good wine" - James Halliday, 96 points  $36.95 per bottle

2009 Thompson Estate Margaret River Chardonnay    "The palate is thick and deep, with plenty of warmth from the alcohol on show; a big and quite emphatic style from the region" - James Halliday, 91 points  $36.95 per bottle

2019 Tolpuddle Chardonnay    "A very impressive and seamless Chardonnay that is all class from start to finish... The palate is equally explosive - bright and vibrant fruit that is embryonic with crystal clear fruit purity and lifted by savoury smoky, flinty leesy complexity. There is classic creamy chardonnay texture would up tight by a bolt of Tasmanian acidity to provide the most complete Tolpuddle Chardonnay yet. Immense length tops it off beautifully - a clear candidate for this year's top Chardonnay" - Angus Hughson, 98 points; "The palate has mouthwatering white-peach and lemon flavors with a deep draw of acidity that drives the finish in really deep, precise and fresh. Lip-smacking resolve here. Elegance, poise and whip-cracking freshness" - James Suckling, 98 points; "In just a few years this wonderful wine has emerged as one of Australia's finest chardonnays... This is another belter... Then the palate delivers with its deep concentration and highly sustained length. It is textured and strikes a great balance of fruit and oak... This is a classy exceptional chardonnay" - Ray Jordan, 98 points; "It's a great chardonnay... It's tremendously intense on the tongue, refined and bright, penetrating and tensioned, with crisp, cleansing acidity ensuring a refreshing dry finish. The aftertaste is long and insistent with delicious grapefruit and lemon flavours" - Huon Hooke, 97 points; "Lean and bony, its fruit is bound in a taut frame of citrus-tinged acidity, yet the finely drawn flavours show unusual intensity and persistence. Keep looking beyond the pastel sketch of white peach and lemon, and deep down there's struck flint, a hint of seasoned oak, a lick of wet granite - nothing overt, nothing that doesn't add to the sum of the parts" - Decanter, 97 points; "It presents as both powerful and fine. It's a slashing chardonnay with flint, white peach, meal, caramel and lemon curd flavours charming through. It's carrying quite a bit of oak but it's up to it and then some. It's another ripping release" - Campbell Mattinson, 95+ points  $84.50 per bottle

2014 Tomboy Hill Rebellion Chardonnay    The palate is perfectly balanced and tightly focused; mouthfilling yet delicate at the same time, the natural acidity providing a mouthwatering finale and proclaiming its cool climate origins. A significant portion of the wine (35%) comes from the Tomboy Hill vineyard (no wine was produced in 2014 under 'The Tomboy' label), and I have no doubt that this is reflected in the quality of the wine.  $34.50 per bottle

2012 Toolangi Pauls Lane Yarra Valley Chardonnay    "Hand-picked from estate vineyards, made at Oakridge, barrel-fermented and aged in French oak for 11 months... Greater concentration and intensity of the fruit is very obvious; from this perspective, a prime example of the importance of terroir. Will live for an inordinately long time" - James Halliday, 97 points  $49.95 per bottle

2015 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay    "Oh my, this is seriously good. The chardonnays at Vasse Felix have been on the up for a number of years but it's hard to remember a better one. Such intensity, such power and yet such elegance and poise. The fruit is expressed with exquisite precision on the palate with the pristine nectarine and crunchy lemony pear and subtle grapefruit a compelling combination" - Ray Jordan, 98 points; "One of the icons of Margaret River, a chardonnay that has had spectacular success in shows over the past 5+ years, this vintage typical. The mouthfeel and balance are flawless, supple yet focused, all the ingredients - fruit, oak, acidity - in perfect harmony and balance" - James Halliday, 97 points & Top 100 Wines of 2016; "Intense, focused, medium-bodied and refreshing, the finish clean and dry. Powerful grapefruit citrus Gingin/Mendoza clone flavours. A lovely wine of depth, concentration and length. Impressive" - Huon Hooke, 97 points  $94.95 per bottle

2012 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay    "... amplified by the complex bouquet and even more complex palate, with all the hallmark Margaret River DNA multilayered depth to its cavalcade of stone fruits and barrel ferment inputs. Despite all this, there is bell-clear line of high tensile acidity refreshing the finish" - James Halliday, 97 points & Top 100 Wines of 2012; "This is intense and alive, with a tautness and tension on the palate that promises more in the future if it's cellared. Extremely long, tightly furled finish. Impressive wine" - Huon Hooke, 96 points; "This is a wine that sits at the peak of Australian chardonnay... It's pure magic even at this early stage in life. To say I am impressed, overwhelmed and ecstatic is an understatement" - Tony Keys, 96 points  $94.95 per bottle

2011 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay    "A mighty follow up to the sensational 2010 which took all before it on the show circuit. This is not so obvious but in some ways is a superior wine…. Such perfect balance and poise on the palate with the fine delicate flavours held through to a long penetrating finish. Great finish" - Ray Jordan, 98 points & Wine of the Year; "Taut, refined, intense flavour, tightly knit and still very reserved and needing time. Delicious palate flavours... An outstanding wine, with more to reveal in future" - Huon Hooke, 98 points; "Has the poised elegance that has become the hallmark of Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay, every component finely detailed and in balance with every other component" - James Halliday, 96 points & Top 100 Wines of 2012; "Heytesbury is a more profound expression of the direction of modern Margaret River chardonnay than perhaps any other, capturing the fruit power of the region and encasing it in high-tensile structure" - Tyson Stelzer, 96 points; "The 2011 is no less compelling, shoehorning, as it does, Margaret River's intensely concentrated fruit and citric backbone into an ever so-tightly framed package... a palate whose steely charge of grapefruity acidity fair whisks you off you feet... As they say, the face of modern Australian Chardonnay" - Sarah Ahmed  $98.95 per bottle

2018 Wise Vineyard Leaf Series Reserve Chardonnay    "A bright, fresh, bell-clear aroma of grapefruit and lemon, lifted by a suggestion of peppermint, and the palate is likewise bright, crisp and intense, with a line of precision acidity streaking through it. Terrific line and length. A very fine wine and very impressive value for money" - Huon Hooke, 95 points  $27.95 per bottle

2015 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay    "A fragrant and pure bouquet leads into a supremely elegant, understated palate that departs from Mornington Peninsula orthodoxy by preventing mlf and relying on natural acidity, steps that will underwrite the longevity of the wine" - James Halliday, 96 points; "The palate is fresh and crisp yet also showing amplitiude and very linear in true house style, the opposite of a rich 'gras', Malo-ed style. The finish is tight and restrained, and it shows potential longevity. Very fine wine" - Huon Hooke, 96 points   $44.95 per bottle