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De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2009

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I’m generally sceptical of the burgeoning sub-category that is unwooded Chardonnay – most of the stuff is dry white for people who don’t like the particularly fresh acidity of Sauvignon Blanc and not a patch on Chablis.

But what to do when guests arrive unexpectedly for a Monday lunch?  To eat, grilled aubergine and goat’s cheese salad matched with De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2009. The wine appeared quite rich, full and unexpectedly rewarding – ripe orange and yeasty, bread-like aromas and flavours with tangy acidity lending balance. Clearly, not all unwooded Chard need be insipid. Score: 15.5/20.

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  1. Try the Jordan unoaked Chardonnay, it is absolutely superb. Rich without being heavy, fresh without being rasping with a lovely leesy texture. It is one of our “house whites” at chez Williams!

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