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Battle of the Chardonnays
Posted in Australian Wine New Zealand wine Waitrose

Chardonnay – Two contrasting styles

Still regarded as one of the most popular wines in the world, Chardonnay has gone through some rocky times, remember the 1990’s when over oaked Chards were everywhere. Well, times have changed and on the whole so has the production of Chardonnay, the trend now is for a more unoaked and less buttery style although there are still plenty of good oaked ones around. You can still buy good reasonably priced Californian and new world bottles oaked or Naked (unoaked) and of course there’s always Burgundy (Chablis) if your pocket stretches that far. I tasted two this week one from…

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