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Xanadu Next of Kin Chardonnay 2009
From the Margaret River mediumbodied, with cool, perky citrus and apple flavours cutting through a rich creaminess and gentle spice from the subtle use of French oak. 13.5pc.
A very quaffable, well-balanced wine, with a refreshing mouth feel, that is great on its own, with roast chicken, creamy pasta or salmon. €13.50.
Available from Mortons, Ranelagh and Galway; Vineyard, Galway; Jaynes, Ennis; Butlers Pantry, Blackrock, Dun Laoghaire and Greystones; Cashel Wine Cellar, Cashel; Red Nose Wine, Clonmel; Nude Food, Dungarvan; JJ O’Driscoll's, Ballinlough, Cork; O'Keefe's, St Luke's, Cork; Rendezvous, Model Farm Road, Cork; Bubble Brothers, English Market & Marina, Cork; Urru, Bandon; Lucey's, Mallow, Co Cork; Stuffed Olive, Bantry; West Cork Gourmet Store, Ballydehob; John Rs, Listowel.
Omrah Unoaked Chardonnay 2009
From Western Australia, a cut above a lot of the unoaked Chardonnay; mid-weightwith plenty of texture and a juicy creaminess, dominated by layers of apple, melon and spicy ginger and nutmeg. 13.5pc alc.
Enjoy it on its own, or try with a Thai chicken curry or any other, light oriental dishes.€14.99.
Available from Bin No 89, Goatstown; Sweeneys, Glasnevin; UnWined, Swords; Next Door, Enfield.