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Six of Australia's most esteemed producers of Chardonnay. This is without question the best mixed pack of Chardonnay you will find in this country.
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If you want to experience the best Chardonnay Australia has to offer, then this pack is where it’s at.

The included wines come from six of Australia's most esteemed producers of Chardonnay. These wines mostly sell out on release each year, but we’ve squirrelled away a few precious bottles for the sake of this mixed pack.

This is without question the best mixed pack of Chardonnay you will find in this country. With only a handful available, get in and add these rare gems to your collection while you can!

  • 2021 Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay
  • 2023 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay
  • 2022 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay
  • 2022 By Farr GC Chardonnay
  • 2021 Giant Steps Equate Chardonnay
  • 2022 Sorrenberg Chardonnay

2021 Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay

This is arguably Australia's most iconic Chardonnay.

For decades Leeuwin Art Series has been the gold standard of Aussie Chardonnay, considered by many as one of the few Australian 'Grand Cru' Chardonnays that can go toe-to-toe with the best of Burgundy and beyond.

The wine is fermented and aged in 100% new French oak of the highest quality. The power and intensity of the fruit is an easy match for the new oak, invariably finding balance and even finesse where most Chardonnays would be overpowered.

The Leeuwin Art Series is a wine for when only the very best will do. Read More

98 points
"Superb vitality and balance. It promises to reward cellaring too. Tremendously concentrated and compact, with extreme drive and massive persistence, it positively vibrates with energy."
- Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

97 points
"Gee, this is good wine. It ripples through the mouth like a flat white stone pitched across a cool lake. That’s an image for you, and I’ll leave you with that." -
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
97 points
"The oak is superbly integrated, and pure acidity leads this to a persistent finish. Impressive as always."
- Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

2023 Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay

The Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay sits comfortably amongst the pantheon of Margaret River's finest Chardonnays.

Vanya Cullen's unrelenting quest for winemaking excellence is beautifully realised in this ode to her late father, Dr. Kevin John Cullen. The man's passion for Margaret River Chardonnay was legendary and this wine surely does him proud.

The fruit is hand picked exclusively on fruit days (the days of the biodynamic cycle which optimise fruit flavour) from the immaculate four decade old vineyard tended by the Cullen family. This is a wine of immense power and precision and stands as a constant reminder of the potential of Australian Chardonnay. The Cullen Kevin John sits at the apex of Australian Chardonnay and would make a fine addition to any serious cellar. Read more

97 points
"I like this very much, the intensity dial turned down a notch, and there is an even flow of fruit-weight and freshness, with a curb of well-placed phenolics... An excellent Kevin John. From biodynamically grown grapes."
- Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling)

96 points
"It’s a powerful expression of Wilyabrup Chardonnay, intense in acidity and flavour, it has spice and plenty of grip, lime nougat, a milk powder richness, and a bold finish of excellent length. Positively dripping with golden flavour and energy, but so very good."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
96 points
"A rich, generous and quite open-knit style of chardonnay that's already drinking well." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

2022 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay

The Lenswood Chardonnay is the top white wine in the esteemed Shaw + Smith stable.

Sourced from their higher-altitude single vineyard in the Lenswood sub-region of the Adelaide Hills, this wine presents a more focused and linear style of Chardonnay than their more opulent M3. The quality of fruit here is simply outstanding, as is the care taken during the winemaking process.

If classy, cool-climate Chardonnay is your thing, this is a beautiful Australian example that will find a very happy place in your cellar. Read More

97 Points
"Stunning chardonnay, aligned with top-tier Chassagne and certainly among the finest tasted in recent memory."
- Ned Goodwin MW, (Jamesuckling.com)

95+ Points
"This wine is a study in elegance... the carry of it, the long juicy length, the gradual reveal of florals; it’s beautifully done."
- Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)
96 Points
"A joy to drink now and will cellar 5-8 years. I can see this served beside a river of raclette on hot bread."
- Shanteh Wale (The Wine Pilot )

 

2022 By Farr GC Chardonnay

A formidable wine here from a classic producer and now regarded as one of Australia's best Chardonnay wines. The Farrs sum up this stunning wine best themselves:

"The GC Chardonnay (GC for Gary Charles) is attributed to all the knowledge we have been able to extract from Gary to create a close planted / high density planting of chardonnay on an exposed cote... It's a complete chardonnay."

It's a powerful Chardonnay that makes you sit back and take notice. Full of fruit and body and personality.

A brilliant wine and a rare gem, perfect either for the cellar and/or a special occasion. Read More

98 points
"It's already an outstanding chardonnay of great flavour and refinement."
- Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

2021 Giant Steps Equate Chardonnay

In 2021, a remarkable vintage unfolded in the Giant Steps Yarra Valley vineyards, setting the perfect stage for the launch of this new project.

This is the culimantion of more than two decades of great farming on the Sexton vineyard. Two blocks on this site; Block 2, planted with the 96 clone, and Block 12 planted with Mendoza clone, both consistently outperform the other Chardonnay blocks on this signature vineyard. In 2021 they were combined into this, something of a 'Super Chardonnay' from this elite Yarra Valley producer.

Sexton vineyard boasts shallow gravelly loams over a rocky clay base, promoting low bunch yields and intensely flavoured fruit with a high skin-to-juice ratio. The 96 clone contributes intense and pure fruit flavours, while the Mendoza clone, known for producing small and large berries on the same bunch (also known as hen-and-chicken), enriches the wine with elevated white tannin and phenolic content to balance the citrus nuances.

Only a very small amount of this inaugural vintage was produced. Arguably the greatest Chardonnay ever made by Giant steps, this will be a collector's item for decades to come. Read More

"2021 was a terrific vintage for vineyard quality, we knew this was the year to launch this new project."
- Mel Chester (Giant Steps)

2022 Sorrenberg Chardonnay

The cooler site that the Sorrenberg vineyard occupies produces Chardonnay of immense flavour and impact. Winemaker Barry Morey gently builds layers of power and complexity through 100% barrel fermentation in an astute mixture of new and used oak.

A great site, expert farming and sensitive winemaking converging. This is a striking, characterful Chardonnay from a gem of a producer.

Want Chardonnay that tastes like REAL Chardonnay? Here's a beauty. Read More

97 points
"Well, well, well. This is about as compact and elegant as I’ve seen this wine...It’s bloody amazing. It’s a world beater."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Chardonnay great service

    Exceptional package of great Australian Chardonnay.. equally matched by great and efficient delivery. Love Different Drop

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