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Hardys (Australia) Banrock Station Chardonnay 1998
Wine of the week 05/09/99. This wine has a delightful nose of powdered ginger, cinnamon and wax over buttery fruit. On the palate the fruit is quite cool and lemony, with fresh melon and apple notes, the edges softened by a little sheen of vanilla from moderate exposure to oak. Delicious food-friendly chardonnay at a bargain price. Sainsbury 3.99 (09/99)