And I mean DEEP South.
South Africa, in fact.
Was in Liberty Wines in Park Royal around Xmas time and the very helpful staff pointed me in the direction of this little beauty:
2011 Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay ($30ish)
Twelve months in oak shows in this beautifully buttery Chardonnay. Just the right amount of butterscotch; finishes with beautiful fruit. One of my favorite Chardonnays. Very well done. 90.