Best Rich White Wine 2016

Creamy, full-flavoured wines need weighty food like pork roast, grilled salmon, or triple cream cheese.

December 1, 2015

By DJ Kearney / Photo: Eydis Einarsdóttir

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CATEGORY WINNER: Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2014
Australia
$22.99 +218578

The only repeat category winner this year is a celebration of consistency. The gold label series is special, focusing entirely on wines that express place and grape. High-altitude Adelaide Hills fruit gives this oaked chardonnay focus. Flinty like good white Burgundy, with lemon curd and crème brulée favours, this vintage saw very low yields with tremendous concentration, lending extra richness.

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Taylors St. Andrews Chardonnay 2013
Australia
$59.99 +879510

One of the most elegant, age-worthy chardonnays in Australia is worth every penny

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C.C. Jentsch Small Lots Series Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014
Canada
$35.90 +752444

Talented winemaker Amber Pratt is making sensational wines

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Mission Hill No.5 Lone Pine Chardonnay 2013
Canada
$45.00 +752949

Ultra-serious chardonnay for sale at winery and restaurants only

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Stina Pošip 2013
Croatia
$46.99 +745786

Runner-up best rich white stunner from the pošip grape grown in Croatia

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Kunde Sonoma County Chardonnay 2014
USA
$22.00 +877720

Spicy, full-bodied rich white for a great price

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Louis Latour Ardèche Chardonnay 2014
France
$15.99 +132498

Generous mouth-filling wine from top Burgundy house

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Le Vieux Pin Ava 2013
Canada
$34.90 +837054

Honeycomb flavours, waxy texture, resinous acidity, and a stony, dry finish

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Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2013
USA
$35.99 +826933

Masterfully oaked chardonnay for a fine dinner or a fine cellar

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Monte del Fra Custoza Superiore DOC Ca’ del Magro 2012
Italy $19.79 +216077

Savoury white with creamy texture and sizzling acidity

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