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WA92 Sub-$11 Chardonnay Reminiscent of Aubert - Amazing White Wine Value - 11/20/2017 - French Regional Wines

While we could go on and on about the past success of Novellum Chardonnay, we’ll cut to the quick and point out that Jeb Dunnuck compared this $10.99 bottle with the collectible, cult Chardonnays of Mark Aubert. In other words, this Chard which comes in just under $11 is on the same level as wines that cost five times that price. This is high praise to say the least! Of course accolades this over-the-top beg the question: Is the wine really that good? To that we will simply answer: yes. Wildly expressive, unctuous, and richly textured, this very well could be the best Chardonnay going in the under $15 range. Winemaker Jean-Marc Lafage knows a thing or two about crafting world-class wines no matter the price point, and the 2016 Novellum is proof. A perfect joining of old world and new world approaches, it is the kind of Chardonnay that everyone will love making it the perfect candidate for all your holiday gatherings. Past vintages have always sold at an impressive clip and we expect no less from this stunning 2016.Make sure to stock up now on what will surely be your next go-to white.

2016 Domaine Lafage "Novellum" Chardonnay Pays d'Oc ($10.99)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A sensational wine that will compete with wines five times the price, the 2016 Novellum Chardonnay is the real deal and actually reminded me of a Chardonnay from Mark Aubert in California's Sonoma County. White peach, crushed rocks, spice and brioche notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that has depth, layered texture and length. Buy it. (JD)" (04/2017)

Staff ImageGary Norton | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 20, 2017

Hands down, this is one of the best pound-for-pound Chardonnays in the store right now. Boasting notes of grapefruit, white nectarine, chamomile and a touch of oily richness - there is no reason that this value white should not be featured on your Thanksgiving dinner table. It's the perfect dinner companion for any occasion really, but especially those coming up in the next few months!

Staff ImageAlex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: November 17, 2017

Easily one of the best white wine values I have tasted this year, the 2016 Domaine Lafage Novellum is the epitome of what the Languedoc/Roussillon is capable of producing. This rich, textured and complex white is layered in tropical fruit notes and baked apple flavors. The wine unfolds with a seamless feel as fruit note after fruit note blends with soft oak nuances. This is an outstanding value that pretty much blows away anything from California that is even remotely close to its price.