Modern Chardonnay Masterclass Pack

Here are six sensational Chardonnays from across the country that make a strong argument for it being Australia's best variety. Insane value on offer here.


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Australian Chardonnay has come a long way over the last decade. From overly oaked caricatures to fine, balanced wines of elegance, it's been a huge turn around.

Here are six scintillating Chardonnays that showcase the excellent quality and value on offer today in Aussie Chardonnay.

It's the perfect way to explore a wide array of styles from some excellent producers.

2018 Tonic Wines Chardonnay

Few wineries enjoy the feverish scramble for their new releases like Tonic Wines. And the fever is well deserved.

They make painfully small batches of wine and with the excellent quality and value over the last few vintages, it's no surprise.

This Chardonnay is sourced from the Bowe-Lees vineyard in Woodside, Adelaide Hills. The 2018 vintage spent 24 hours on its skins before being basket pressed to barrel where it lay untouched, unstirred on lees for around 9 months. No malo.

Simple yet incredibly successful winemaking. With only a small allocation available, this may be your last chance to try this fascinating take on Chardonnay. Don't hesitate.

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2018 Two Tonne Tasmania TMV Chardonnay

The TMV Chardonnay from young Ricky Evans is a wine designed to tell the story of the vintage through the lens of the Tamar Valley

This wine is made from two different parcels of fruit from Ricky's fledgeling vineyard. It doesn't have the funk of the Ziggurat Chardonnay, it's a more classical and generous expression of Chardonnay from the region. This is only the first release and it's very promising.

Ricky has made quite a lot of Chardonnay during his previous life at a bigger Tasmanian-based wine company, here is his chance to make the style of Chrdonnay that he wants to drink.

It's excellent value - you'll need to look long and hard for a better priced Chardonnay of this quality from the Apple Isle.

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2018 Salo Chardonnay

Salo is the colab project of two of the Yarra Valley's most loved winemakers - Steve Flamsteed (of Giant Steps fame) and Dave Mackintosh (Arfion main man).

This 2018 Chardonnay is a great example to date of what these two brilliant winemakers are trying to achieve in their partnership.

The fruit comes from the Full Moon vineyard in the cooler Gladysdale sub region of the Upper Yarra Valley, with all the hard work being put in in the vineyard rather than the winery. It's very simply whole bunch pressed into old, large format oak, with wild yeasts no additions.

It's a natural, energetic, highly characterful Chardonnay, expressing the slightly wild side if these two wonderful winemakers. The last few vintages have sold out in short order as this wine has developed its own following. The 2018 release does not disappoint.

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2018 Nick Spencer Tumbarumba Chardonnay

This is the second release of a Chardonnay under Nick Spencer's eponymous label.

The fruit comes from Tumbarumba. Nick has made Chardonnay from this region for a decade now, he believes that 2018 vintage has produced some of the best fruit he has seen.

This doesn't have the flashy oak and sulphide aspects which often characterised his critically acclaimed Chardonnays at Eden Road, this is a gentler, more streamlined version of the variety which showcases the purity of fruit from this cool NSW region.

"This is Tumbarumba in a bottle." - Nick Spencer

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2018 Toolangi Estate Pauls Lane Chardonnay

The top Chardonnay from Toolangi here and a ripping release of it at that.

The fruit is grown on the Toolangi Estate vineyard in Dixons Creek - one of the very best places in the Yarra Valley to grow premium Chardonnay.

This is Yarra Valley Chardonnay in full flight. It's tightly wound and incredibly powerful. A wine that will blow your hair back on release and continue to evolve for many years in the bottle.

With an outstanding 98 point review from Campbell Mattinson in the Halliday Wine Companion, this is one of the highest rated Chardonnays ever from this Estate. A top flight release and exceptional value for money when compared to the very best of the region.

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2018 Guthrie Clones Chardonnay

The cool climate of the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills produces lovely tight versions of Chardonnay when in the hands of clever winemakers, such as Hugh Guthrie.

This fruit was picked from a single block in the quiet of morning, naturally fermented and allowed to go through natural malolactic fermentation. The result is a wine with lovely mouthfeel and a great balance between cool-climate tension and palate coating creaminess.

The 2018 vintage received 95 points from James Halliday and 94 points from The Wine Front's Gary Walsh.

There is a lot of Chardonnay here on offer for the price.

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This is exactly what I was looking for, a great mix of good quality Chardonnay. Great variety of style.

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I won't lie i'm a sucker for all things chardonnay, so this pack was amazing, i'm a local Brisbane bartender and wanted to try something different so i posted in a local bar networking group we have BBN asking for recommendations of wine packs that aren't your average packs, and was told to try DD, i can say DD delivered the goods! i was blown away by the wines in this pack and can't wait for my next box! the best gift I've ever given myself was a box from different drop! can not fault!

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A great selection of diverse Australian Chardonnay styles. Highly recommended!

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Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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