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Chardonnay to try: classic styles

By Halliday Promotion

16 Jun, 2021

Textural, buttery and effortlessly moreish – try these three classic chardonnay styles from Western Australia.

Chardonnay is one of the most widely drunk white wines in Australia and the world. Locally, many regions are capable of producing exceptional examples, but none more so Margaret River. With mild winters and cooling maritime breezes courtesy of the Indian Ocean, this premier chardonnay destination is famed for producing textbook styles of the popular variety – try the complex, intense and delicious examples below.
2017 Evans & Tate Redbrook Reserve
Light straw with a vibrant green rim. Aromas of malt, fresh toast and struck match complexity from wild barrel fermentation and a seamlessly refreshing and tight palate with ever lingering flavour. Pair with West Australian Dhufish with a herb butter sauce and winter greens.

RRP $65 | Drink to 2031 |

2018 Howard Park Allingham Chardonnay
Deep, intense aromas of citrus, fig, honeysuckle, fuzzy peach, nougat, brioche, vanilla pod and wet stone. A complex and textured palate of stone fruits, citrus, pear drop essence, nut-meal, and lemon curd. A soft chalk-like texture and gentle acidity allows the flavours to build and linger.

RRP $89 | Drink to 2028 |

2018 Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay
Lifted aromas of pear, freshly cut peach, roasted cashews and lime introduce a finely textured palate. Hints of flint, brioche and toasty French oak juxtapose with textures and flavours to provide a long and complete experience. A perfect match to roast chicken or grilled veal chops.

RRP $50 | Drink to 2026 |

*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.