Singlefile Wines Great Southern Denmark Family Reserve Chardonnay 2018
96 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN THE WEST AUSTRALIAN & 95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY
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- 96 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN THE WEST AUSTRALIA
- 95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 94 POINT RATED STEVE LESZCYNSKI Q WINE
- 93 POINT RATED JAMES SUCKLING
- 5 RED STAR WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
This wine has aromas of intense grapefruit and white peach with a touch of orange blossom. The palate experiences a concentration of citrus and stone fruit with a touch of creamy nutty texture due to a partial malo-lactic fermentation. The wine is effortlessly mouth filling with a delicate balance of fruit and acidity and a long lingering finish. A wine of both power and finesse, it is well suited to rich poultry or creamy shellfish dishes with sautéed vegetables.
96 Point Rated - Ray Jordan The West Australian
"Outstanding wine from this excellent vintage. This must be of the best they have released under this increasingly impressive label. Rich and cream, though with a restraint and control that focuses the intensity on the palate to a very long finish. Stone fruit and cashew with a touch of quince. Has a subtle smoky, savoury lift on the nose."
95 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"Fermented in new and 1yo French barriques, aged 8 mths in barrel with partial mlf. At this stage it's an arm-wrestle between the oak and the fruit, but the quality of both is such that it's win-win. Nectarine and grapefruit lead the fruit-driven characters, notes of cashew and nougat reveal the oak. Tightly wound for now but there's richness and complexity to come."
94 Point Rated - Steve Leszcynski Q Wine
93 Point Rated - James Suckling
"Lots of cooked apple, apple pie, praline, and pie crust on the nose and palate. Full-Bodied and relatively oily with tangy and bright fruit. Layered and complete."
91 Point Rated - Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
"It’s chardonnay 101. Bright, sunny, varietal, fleshed out with pear and peach flavours. Just enough fruit, just enough honeyed oak, just enough acidity to make it feel juicy and alive. It’s not particularly complex but it’s a fun wine to be around. $60 seems a stretch but value is in the eye of the beholder."
Best of the West Winestate Magazine
"Grapefruit and white peach aromas lead to a concentration of citrus and stone fruit on the palate, with a toasty nutty complexity and creamy texture thanks to partial malolactic fermentation. It has power and finesse, beauty in its youth, yet the ability to age softly over the next 15 to 20 years."
Walking the Singlefile vineyard in the Denmark sub-region of the Great Southern we classify our chardonnay fruit and determine the ideal picking time to produce a cool-climate chardonnay with both power and finesse. Planted in 1989, the vineyard straddles the 35-degree latitude line and is 60 metres above sea level. The vineyard slopes north north-west in fertile well drained Karri loam soils with abundant micro fauna and flora. The vineyard is a very slow ripening and tends to maintain its natural acidity while developing flavour. The 2018 fruit, harvested by hand on 3rd April, was chilled overnight, then whole bunch pressed and fermented in 40% new and 60% one-year old French oak barriques from the Francois Freres, Seguin Moreau and Ermitage cooperages. The wine spent eight months in oak with partial (~12% malolactic fermentation to develop mouth feel), with lees stirring occurring at weekly intervals during the first six months.
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