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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.   $39.95 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 $39.95 per bottle

2012 Bindi Composition Chardonnay  $48.95 per bottle

2012 Bindi Quartz Chardonnay    $84.95 per bottle

2011 Bindi Quartz Chardonnay    $89.95 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  $29.95 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    $22.95 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    $110.00 per bottle

2009 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay      "Never have I tasted Cullen Chardonnay fruit as energetic, lively, vibrant and persistent as this. KJ is effortlessly calm, consummately complete and yet deceptively long-lived....This is the finest Australian chardonnay of the year to date... no other has shown such profound, coiled-up restraint juxtaposing latent power and complexity. Grand Cru Burgundy, look out" - Tyson Stelzer, 98 points; "So intense and focused is the mix of grapefruit, white peach and mineral flavours of the magnificently long and fresh palate. A wine of exceptional poise and purity" - James Halliday Top 100 Wines of 2011, 97 points; "WHITE WINE OF THE YEAR: "The palate is so delicate yet there is power and precision through to an exceptionally long finish... Textured, balanced and delicate. A great wine" - Ray Jordan, 97 points; "An outstanding wine... Full-bodied with a refined palate and amazing depth and persistence" - Huon Hooke, 96 points; "This wine announces its quality instantly... the first sip made me lean back in the chair and whisper Wow... the wine's piercing length is the main suspect... It's a quiet but immensely confident wine... undeniably, an outstanding chardonnay" - The Wine Front, 96 points; "Sublime... a wonderfully, bright, complex, deeply layered palate" - Chris Shanahan    $115.00 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  $44.95 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  $52.95 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   $19.95 per bottle

2014 Deep Woods Estate Chardonnay   "Exceptional value for a sophisticated chardonnay that has terrific texture and very expressive varietal fruit, at once juicy, yet layered; white stone fruit sings the theme, all else providing the connecting chorus" - James Halliday, 94 points   $19.95 per bottle

2006 Dog Point Chardonnay   "Truly stunning" - Sue Courtney, Wine of the Week; "Finesse, power, elegance and length - this is a beautiful chardonnay" - The Wine Front, 94 points; "I am a massive fan of this wine... intense, textural, and very fine" - Max Allen; "Deliciously vibrant wine... Mouthwatering, with real energy, concentration and class" - Bob Campbell MW, 93 points   $36.50 per bottle

2003 Dog Point Chardonnay    "A sensational white... one of the best New Zealand chardonnays I have tasted" Joelle Thomson   $39.50 per bottle

2015 Fighting Gully Road Chardonnay    TOP BEECHWOTH CHARDONNAY at the 2016 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge - 95 points; 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  $36.50 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  $49.95 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   $57.95 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 *****   $29.95 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   $44.95 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   $44.95 per bottle

2015 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay    "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   $44.95 per bottle

2005 Gracedale Hills Estate 'Hill Paddock' Chardonnay    Delicious Yarra Valley chardonnay; "Attractive wine" - James Halliday, 90 points  $22.50 per bottle

2013 Greystone Waipara Valley Chardonnay    "Bright, rich and layered Chardonnay with plenty of wholemeal, bran biscuit and yeasty Brioche-like flavours supported by white peach and nectarine. Very attractive wine that's deliciously drinkable now but promises to age well" - Bob Campbell MW, 95 points; "The 2013 vintage is the finest yet... it is mouthfilling, rich and harmonious, with good acid spine and very finely balanced, peachy, citrusy, slightly buttery and toasty flavours. Already highly enjoyable, it should be at its best 2016+" - Michael Cooper *****  $32.95 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  $47.95 per bottle

2013 Helen's Hill Estate Single Vineyard Chardonnay   "Wild yeast barrel fermentation, then lees stirred; coupled with the relatively early picking, the approach has worked very well, giving the palate complexity without diminishing its freshness and drive; grapefruit, grilled cashew and oak spice coalesce" - James Halliday, 95 points; "Lighter style, but excellent. Certainly of the delicate Yarra Valley line and length school. Needs a little more time 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  $34.95 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  $26.50 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  $28.50 per bottle

2007 Henty Estate Chardonnay    $29.95 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;  $44.95 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  $44.95 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  $49.95 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  "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+ pointsints  $21.95 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  $21.95 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   $22.95 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   $23.95 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  $25.50 per bottle

2009 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay  "Immaculately made and proportioned" - James Halliday, 95 points; "This is a beautiful chardonnay. Tart but creamy, funky but pure, powerful and yet elegant" - Campbell Mattinson, 94 points; "This is, simply, classically elegant, restrained, wheatmeal-and-lemon-pith, cool-climate Yarra chardonnay that's worth twice the price" - Gourmet Traveller Wine *****; "Precision and grace... amazing given the price... Good now, great later" - Gary Walsh, 92+ points  $26.50 per bottle

2015 Hoddles Creek Estate Syberia Chardonnay  "This is flat out sensational chardonnay. So cool. So pure. So seamless... Fresh and precise on an energetic finish of superb length. All just so. Straight to the pool room" - Gary Walsh, 96 points  $59.95 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  $39.95 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  $39.95 per bottle

2005 Kooyong Estate Chardonnay  "Spectacular Chardonnay. Prepare yourself for a show that will take your breath away" - Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzers;"A wonderfully complex and meticulously crafted wine... Absolutely delicious." - Ken Gargett, 94 points; "Refined, elegant and beautifully crafted" - James Halliday, 94 points; "Splendidly stylish" - Winorama, 94 point; ***** Gourmet Traveller Wine  - 93 points; Jeremy Oliver - 93 points   $39.95 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; "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  $89.95 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; "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  $89.95 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  $94.95 per bottle

2008 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "One of the most delicate and restrained of all Leeuwin Art Series chardies. Yet, in keeping with this famous block, there is depth and power of extraordinary intensity. The palate is woven into a tight lean thread moving with relentless precision to a very long finish. There's some minerally tightness and a bracing acidity that holds it all together. Destined for greatness"- Ray Jordan, 98 points; "How good is the soon-to-be released 2008 Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay? This is another great Leeuwin chardonnay of length, sophistication and poise... it is clearly among the greatest 16 to 20 Australian chardonnays ever" - John Jens, 18.9 points out of 20; James Halliday - 96 points; "A significantly finer, leaner and more focused Art Series Chardonnay that retains much of its primary, youthful character... Surprisingly smooth and supple, it's exceptionally long and fine, revealing a remarkable core of concentrated crunchy, freshly sliced fruit that slowly moves down the palate, finishing with brightness, brittleness, zesty acids, true emphasis and first-rate persistence" - Jeremy Oliver, 96 points  $120.00 per bottle

2007 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "The palate is restrained yet there is the classic combination of power and delicacy" - Ray Jordan, 97 points; "An exceptionally intense and long palate" - James Halliday, 96 points; "Has a dashing sense of finesse and elan. Length is exemplary with a spicy aftertaste. A top vintage, no doubt" - The Wine Front, 96 points; "Quite simply, the still youthful 2005 and the 2007 confirm their places as being among Australia's 20 greatest white wines" - John Jens; "Has all of the attributes required to make it a must-have wine for any Chardonnay lover. There is finesse here and layers of fruit... this wine is built around its stunning, cliff-hanger acidity and naked energy" - Matthew Jukes; "Another epic Art Series" - Tyson Stelzer, 96 points   $125.00 per bottle

2006 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay  "The finish is staggeringly long, fine and complex" - James Halliday, 97 points; Ray Jordan - 97 points; "This is as good as a young Art Series gets. It's a fantastically restrained, lengthy, elegant wine, its mass of flavour coiled so tight and intricately that it almost presents as delicate" - Campbell Mattinson, 97 points; "One of the very greatest vintages of one of Australia's top Chardonnays ever made. On a world scale, this is as good as Chardonnay ever gets anywhere outside of Burgundy" - Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer; "Incredible minerality, utter concentration and yet extreme finesse, it has length like none other than Le Montrachet itself" - Nick Stock, 97 points; "May well be the greatest white wine ever made in Australia" - Scott Taylor  $130.00 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  $24.95 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  $42.95 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    $36.95 per bottle

2004 Mount William Chardonnay   James Halliday - 93 points $22.95 per bottle

2004 Mount William Chardonnay   James Halliday - 93 points $22.95 per bottle

2015 Narkoojee Lily Grace Chardonnay     "It uncoils sinuously in the mouth, the fruit profile changes through white peach, nectarine and grapefruit in a seamless stream, the natural acidity giving it a major X-factor. This is a truly lovely chardonnay" - James Halliday, 96 points  $26.95 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   $38.95 per bottle

2015 Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay     "A whirlwind of a wine... . This is really elemental, pared back and restrained - an infant of a wine with much to come in time. The palate has a core of very pure, deep-set, citrus-focused fruit that's really focused around grapefruit... It's also gently grippy, nicely layered and very long. There's measure and restraint for all the richness; it's a cleverly composed iteration of an outstanding Adelaide Hills vintage. Give this until 2019 to build in bottle. It's an outstanding wine" - James Suckling, 98 points; Over the past 10 years this wine has (I suspect) won more gold medals than any other Australian chardonnay... the magic lies in the fruit and ultimately barrel selection, and I can see no reason why this thrilling wine won't add to its medal collection. It has a diamond-like intensity and purity to the fruit flavours, natural acidity and new French oak observers from the wings" - James Halliday, 97 points; "The palate is tight and refined, reserved and delicate, subtle and barely ready to approach. It's a baby. Taut and nervy; amazing youth" - Huon Hooke, 95 points   $84.50 per bottle

2003 Petaluma Chardonnay     "Powerful and sumptuous... Supple and fleshy, it's long and seamless, delivering a sumptuous and lingering core of intense, juicy fruit" - Jeremy Oliver, 95 points; "Bursting with fruit in the mouth, yet tight and controlled steely characters... The best Petaluma chardonnay for quite a few years" - Tim White, 94 points; "An exercise in delicate, refined elegance" - James Halliday, 94 points; "An exceptional wine" - Paul Ippolito   $39.95 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

2007 Picardy Chardonnay      "It really sings on the palate. A stunner" - Huon Hooke; "An absolute beauty - finesse, class and balance" - The Wine Front, 95 points; "A platform of intense fruit flavours... Balance is the key, with a drive of flavour and a wondrous grapefruit acidity on the finish" - Peter Bourne    $46.95 per bottle

2015 Portsea Estate Chardonnay     A powerhouse of a chardonnay; intense, ripe stone fruits flavours are at the core of a complex palate that is underpinned by firm, natural acidity. The wine has exceptional mouthfeel, drive and length   $32.50 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  $42.95 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 *****   $32.50 per bottle

2010 Seville Estate Chardonnay  BEST WHITE WINE IN SHOW - 2011 Yarra Valley Wine Show; WINE OF THE YEAR - 2012 Fed Square Wine Awards; "A highly expressive and savoury wine... the palate is linear, pure, racy and enthralling, leaving a trail of broken hearted taste buds in its wake; truly expansive and expressive, if you need to be convinced of the Yarra's suitability for chardonnay, this may be the wine you simply have to try" - James Halliday, 96 points; "The outstanding 2010 vintage has elevated its Estate Chardonnay to new heights of textural minerality, seamless precision, pristine fruit clarity and expertly crafted styling. Pure, focused and fresh... finishing with outstanding persistence" - Tyson Stelzer, 94 points  $32.50 per bottle

2012 Shaw & Smith M3 Vineyard Chardonnay  James Halliday - 96 points; "Impressed from the first moment. Pristine pure and evocative... Tantalising and delicious in flavours, the acidity and overall structure is quite leanish and tight" - Paul Ippolito, 96 points; "Stellar vintage in SA. There's a signature with the M3, namely restraint and finesse... It's the palate that's the clincher, gloriously creamy, imbued with peach, nectarine, shards of citrus, lovely coiled acids and framed by seamlessly spicy oak that's lavish and opulent. There's concentration plus on the finish... It's an absolute belter" - Wining Pom, 95+ points  $47.95 per bottle

2014 Silkman Reserve Chardonnay  WINNER JAMES HALLIDAY CHARDONNAY CHALLENGE 2015 - 98 points (beat 600 entrants from 355 producers); "Complex but generous. This is another beauty. Grapefruit, bran, white peach and struck match notes fly about the palate, causing trouble as they go, in the most positive of senses. Stony, flinty length tops things off perfectly" - James Halliday, 96 points  $56.95 per bottle

2006 Sorrenberg Chardonnay     $56.95 per bottle

2013 St Huberts Yarra Valley Chardonnay     "No skimping on the volume of flavour. Has an opulence to it. Sweet, ripe peach, citrus, toast and struck match notes... the fruit is bell clear, refreshingly so, as it rings out through the finish. Will improve in the bottle over the next year or two" - James Halliday, 94 points; "Yarra Valley chardonnay from a very good vintage. Opulent but lengthy. Clear oak and clear fruit. Peach, citrus, toast and struck match note... it rings out clear and mouthwatering through the finish. Will have widespread appeal" - Campbell Mattinson, 93 points   $21.95 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    $22.50 per bottle

2010 The Lake House Premium Reserve Single Vineyard Chardonnay    Another magnificent release from this tiny Denmark winery to rival the 2009 vintage that received a staggering 97 points from James Halliday. Very much in the same mould - elegant, but very intense; grapefruit and white peach caressed by classy french oak and very subtle barrel ferment inputs. Combines power with elegance, a wine that fully reflects the very cool climate of Denmark  $39.95 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  $34.95 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  $34.95 per bottle

2006 Tomboy Hill Garibaldi Farm Chardonnay    Sensational wine - very Burgundian; "The sheer quality of all the wines that come from the tiny plantings of chardonnay and pinot noir blew me away and made me wonder, with global warming an almost certainty, if the Ballarat region will be Australia's answer to Burgundy in the coming years; superfine and elegant; tightly focused... very long finish " - James Halliday, 95 points  $49.95 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 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  $74.95 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  $79.95 per bottle

2011 Voyager Estate Chardonnay    "Typical of Margaret River at its best, elegant and fine, complex and long" - James Halliday - 96 points; "Light straw colour, very backward for its years... A subtly oaked, elegant wine. Very good flavour and intensity... Excellent" - Huon Hooke, 95 points    $36.95 per bottle

2010 Voyager Estate Chardonnay    "The palate is taut and lively, showing great depth, freshness and finesse; will stand the test of time, yet offer glorious drinking as a young wine" - Ben Edwards, 96 points"; "The cool-grown palate of grapefruit and white fleshed stone fruit with very good acidity. It has an extremely long, high-quality finish" - James Halliday - 96 points; "The palate is lean and nervy, angular and crisp with tangy acidity and fresh zestiness... Restrained, taut, zesty, lots of energy here. Excellent" - Huon Hooke, 95 points; "Time in the cellar should work wonders for this little beauty" - The Wine Front, 95 points; "Long, even and elegant, with a deep, reserved core of citrus/melon fruit" - Jeremy Oliver, 94 points    $36.95 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   $39.95 per bottle