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94 • Weingut Rücker 2011 Chardonnay, Niederösterreich $49.99.
Aromas of honeyed toasted nuts and muffins and dried pineapples with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spicy apple pie and lemon custard finish. Very well balanced, refreshing and tasty. Pair with roasted chicken and turkey. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
93 • Winzer Gregor Schup 2008 Specula No. 6, Chardonnay, Thermenregion $13.99. Best Buy.
Interesting aromas of creamy nougat, passionfruit, guava, and Asian spices with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, pineapple and lemon accented finish. A zesty chardonnay that is a great foil for spicy shrimp and pasta dishes. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
92 • Der Rebenhof 2011 Morillon, Südsteiermark $14.99. Best Buy.
Bright apple, lime, and toasted nut aromas with a very racy fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy pineapple, nectarine, and dusty mineral finish. A bright, vibrant chardonnay that pairs like a riesling; try with spicy Asian seafood. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
89 • Walter Skoff 2010 Grassnitzberg, Morillon, Südsteiermark $19.
Bright aromas of apple pie and pineapple buttercream with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a graceful praline, citrus and spice accented finish. A fine example of balanced oak-aged chardonnay. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
89 • Müller 2011 Mugeln, Chardonnay Reserve, Niederösterreich $21.
Aromas of apples, pears, and earth with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy pineapple, lime accented finish. Nice acidity makes this a natural choice for for grilled seafood and chicken dishes. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
88 • Winzer Gregor Schup 2009 Specula No. 7, Chardonnay, Thermenregion $49.99.
Deep old color. Rich buttercream, brown spices, cola, and nut brittle aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, earth pineapple and apple nut tart finish. A nicely styled oaky chardonnay. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
87 • Ewald Gruber 2011 Hinter Holz, Chardonnay, Niederösterreich $24.87.
Aromas of honey baked apples and nougat with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy pineapple and orange accented finish. Tasty. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)
86 • Erwin Sabathi 2010 Merveilleux, Chardonnay, Südsteiermark $59.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Bold roasted nut and baked apple aromas and flavors with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smoky, grilled pineapple and mineral finish. A brash oaky chardonnay for fans of the style. (tasted on Sep-17-2012)