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21st February 2010

Yarra Hills, Chardonnay 2008, New Zealand
Another one of Majestic's special parcels turns up trumps, with a rather nicely-made Chardonnay from the Yarra Valley, normally one of Australia's best - and more expensive - regions for Chardonnay. This has an attractive nose, with moderate toast and spice, and a sense of luscious ripeness to the fruit. The palate is composed and quite fine, with plenty of juicy, citrus cut, some tropical notes and a really nicely pitched, balanced finish. Intelligent stuff and a great bargain at the offer price (the partner Cabernet Sauvignon is a pleasingly plump, juicy wine too). £7.49, Majestic, buy two at £4.99 each.

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