Chardonnay Blend

Camille Braun

Crémant d'Alsace Brut Chardonnay Blend

Good! Crisp, with tropical fruits and rich citrus. Long, buttery pastry finish lingers. 91-92. EDIT: just realized I reviewed this last year already with very similar notes (and this bottle was in a restaurant rather than at home!) I am consistent!!! — 3 days ago

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Louis Pommery

England Brut Chardonnay Blend

We popped this British beauty to help celebrate a friends birthday from afar and boy was it a delight to drink.

We were kindly sent this sample bottle from Pommery to help celebrate their first British sparkling wine! They’re the first Champagne house to produce an English fizz and wow, I was impressed!

In fact I’d drink it over a few of the big brand NV Champagnes. That’s how well it went down! At approximately $89 a pop I definitely would expect that.

The grapes 🍇 are grown in Hampshire, Southern England and it’s made from the classic champagne grapes with the majority being Chardonnay. It’s Pommery in style from English terroir.

In the glass it’s a brilliant morning sunshine hue. The nose is super fresh with yellow orchard fruits and citrus however it also made me think of vanilla honey on crumpets. The palate is smooth and perfectly rounded. My oh my it’s divine.

All opinions are my own. Drink what you enjoy!
— 13 days ago

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Ulysse Collin

Les Enfers Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2015

Cannot get enough of these magical Champagnes from Olivier Collin. Glad to snag this last bottle. The 2015 60 months sur lattes just dials everything up to 10. It’s deep and intense and radiates with energy and Burgundian flair. It has leesy richness, while at the same time shows impeccable purity and elegance. Swirls in a Burgundy glass unleash its core of caramelized stone fruit, curry leaf, rose oil and exotic spices along ripping citrus inflicted acids that lead to a long, tension filled and smoky mineral infused finish. Truly, like if Meursault could sparkle ✨ — 4 hours ago

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Jean-Jacques Morel

La Chatenière Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Nose has cooled lemon curd, light apple cider vinegar, cold pineapple, moist moss, oxidized green apple slice, damp clove and very wet grassy notes.

Palate has pineapple core, bruised green pears, faint lanolin, light honey notes, light under-ripe yellow peach and white waxy notes round out the finish.

Double decant with 12H rest. A Saint Aubin for the trending natural wine crowd without being over the top 'natural'. 92-93 Points.

Paired to a grilled slab of Steelhead Trout, perfection.

24H Update:
Nose has fresh green apple peel, warmed yellow apple slice and white waxy notes.
Palate has warm pear, slight honey and under-ripe pineapple.
Much improved; Score change 92>93.
— 8 days ago

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Larmandier-Bernier

Terre de Vertus 1er Cru Brut Champagne Chardonnay 2010

So delicious and characterful 🍾🍾🥂🥂

Some notes after we visited this Champagne Grower-Producer last fall:

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This is a family-owned and managed winery, responsible for growing all of the grapes used to produce their champagne. 🍇

All of their vineyards are located in Premier Cru and Grand Cru villages within the Côte des Blancs. The Côtes des Blancs appellation is known especially for Chardonnay grapes, which tend to have a lighter, more delicate style of wine. Larmandier-Bernier’s blends are made predominantly from Chardonnay with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier playing supporting roles. 🌸🌸

We had a tour of the cellar and winemaking facilities. Most of Larmandier-Bernier’s wines are vinified in Austrian (delicately toasted) oak vessels of various sizes. 🪵

These vessels allow a little oxygen to interact with the wine, which can enhance richness, development of aromas/ flavors, and complexity. The wines also undergo malolactic fermentation for some of the same reasons, but also to soften the acidity, given Chardonnay is a neutral grape and can have higher acidity in a cool climate like Champagne. 👍👍

The vineyards are farmed organically and biodynamically, in fact this family was one of the first to bring biodynamic farming practices to the region after experiencing delicious wines made using these practices from Alsace.

Our favorite wine of the tasting was the 2015, non-dosage, Terre de Vertus - it was so unique; a beautiful wine with a lot toasty, brioche, almond, marzipan, and round orchard fruit notes. 👏👏👏

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Now we’re tasting the 2010 Vintage Terre de Vertus and we’re equally enthralled. SO DELICIOUS.
— 19 hours ago

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Enate

234 Somontano Chardonnay 2020

Never though I would taste, much-less like, a Chardonnay from Northeastern Spain; from the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains to be exact.

It has a pale gold color with pear, peach, apple, and some tropical aromas. The fore pallet is consistent with the aromas plus deep notes of passion fruit and honey suckle on the mid pallet. Dry with a medium-round body, medium acidity, and a clean refreshing finish.

PS Producer claims it is hundred percent unoaked Chard; hard to believe, imho. A very new and welcoming alternative to acidic-citrus-explosive New World Chardonnay, I suppose…
— 6 days ago

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Marc Colin et Fils

Les Castets Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2019

2022/5/15 with shellfish porchetta, straw-seared bonito carpaccio, etc. Lemon meringue tart, cold butter, iodine and peat smoke on the nose; the palate follows suit, with a nice blend of mineral, acid and sweet fruit elements. In my most recent safari of (relatively) reasonably priced white Burgundies, this is a good one. — 7 days ago

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Henri Clerc & Fils

Les Combettes Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2015

Shay A
9.2

A producer I’m not familiar with. Les Combettes combines the intensity of Puligny with the generosity of the Meursault Charmes, which it borders.

I slow ox’ed this for an hour or so before enjoying half the bottle, then re-corked the second half for the next day. Definitely no pre-mox here, thankfully. Day one sported a mellow profile…medium bodied with honeysuckle, lemon oil dripped over limestone, and a high acid quick finish. Day two showed really nice improvement…channeled a bit of a Mersault flair with its richer/more rounded texture showing lemon-honey and sea salt popcorn. I’d hold this 3-5 more years.
— 15 hours ago

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Chehalem

Inox Willamette Valley Unoaked Chardonnay 2021

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Nose of citrus, limes, red and green apples, light honey, melons, minerals and light white pepper.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, spices, herbs and minerals.

Tangy finish with black pepper and limes.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Williamette Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.

A nice happy hour wine that I paired with shrimp cocktail, by the beach.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged on their lees for 2 months in stainless steel vats.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$20.
— 4 days ago

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Domaine Roulot

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2019

Jan A
9.3

The nose screams lemon and then you are hit with round acidity on the palate. Quite rich with pear and peach (I'm drinking this on the chilly side). A little astringent note on the finish gives away the appellation. Great to see what can be achieved with a Bourgogne Blanc in the right hands. Worth the 100€ a bottle retail price? That's another debate 😉 a joy to drink anyways, happy to be able to buy some bottles and curious for their higher cru's 🚀 — 2 days ago

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