Staying with the village theme. Marchand & Burch is a high quality brand, based on the partnership of successful wine producers, bringing together Burgundy practices and Western Australian vineyards. Some wines from France are made as well.
The 2014 Marchand & Burch Villages Chardonnay is an attractively priced entry level Chardonnay. The wine is fruit forward, but with an attractive mix of grapefruit, melon, peach and guava flavours. This is a fruit profile which is rich, yet pure, and has no butterscotch elements. It is quite typical for Western Australia. The wine is very clean, not overly complex, with a rounder profile and mouthfeel, rather than linearity. I would call it a high quality quaffer.