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89 • Taylors 2012 Chardonnay, Clare Valley $19.
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavor of fresh crusty apple pie and pineapple cake with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, creme Anglaise, green apple, and mineral accented finish. Very precise and tasty. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
89 • Jacob's Creek 2012 Reserve, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills $13.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon curd, pineapple cake, and apple pastry with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful Meyer lemon sorbet, melon, and spicy kiwi tart accented finish. A tasty all-purpose chardonnay that is sure to please. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
86 • Heggies 2011 Chardonnay, Eden Valley $24.99.
Pale golden yellow color. Creamy aromas suggest apple custard pie, grilled pineapple, and toasty oak spiciness with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an horchata and nutskin like tannin finish. Very heavily oak influenced, but interesting. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
86 • Kalbarri 2012 Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia $9.99. Best Buy.
Golden yellow. Aromas of lemon chiffon, whipped cream, and delicate pickling spices with a soft, dryish medium body and a tangy praline, apple skin and nut accented finish. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
84 • Wyndham Estate 2011 Bin 222, Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia $9.99.
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of apple tart, banana custard pie, and dried pineapple display a hint of rubber with a soft, dryish medium body and a caramelized nut, lemon granita, and earth accented finish. A nice everyday sipper. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
84 • Foxhorn Vineyards NV Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia $10/1.5 L.|Find-a-Wine|
Golden yellow color. Bright aromas of cedar dust, creme brulee, and spicy pineapple compote with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, lemon tart and toasted birch bark finish. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)