2013 Xanadu DJL Margaret River Chardonnay

image100% wild barrel ferment, 20% new, nine months maturation in said French oak, lees stirring. Entirely Gin Gin clone. Admirable freshness given just how flavoursome it is.

Brown pears, melons, lemony-grapefruit acidity. Ginger and vanilla porridge with a drizzle of honey. A welcome suggestion of smoked almonds to close. Needs the lees to balance the sweetness of the primary fruit. No need to dull the senses with malo – there’s enough texture here. 90

Region: Margaret River
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $24
Tasted: July 2014


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