Chardonnay appeals to winemakers and consumers alike because of its versatility, but that means there's a lot of it about. Our tasting team picks five serious Chardonnay wines that won't give your bank manager a headache...

Chardonnay price tags mirror this grape variety’s versatility, but it is possible to get the best of both worlds.

From lean and minerally Chablis to intensely rich barrel fermented Chardonnay wine from Napa, there is a huge range of styles available these days.

All of which means there’s plenty of wines to de-bunk the claims of anyone clinging to that ‘Anything But Chardonnay‘ mantra.

Read on to see which Chardonnays have impressed us the most over summer 2016.

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