Xanadu Exmoor Margaret River Chardonnay 2019
92 POINT RATED STUART KNOX "BIG BANG FOR BUCK" 92 POINT RATED NICK STOCK MARGARET RIVER CHARDONNAY
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- 92 POINT RATED STUART KNOX THE REAL REVIEW
- JIMMY WATSON WINNING WINERY & JAMES HALLIDAY WINERY OF YEAR WINNER
- 92 POINT RATED NICK STOCK JAMESSUCKLING.COM
- TROPHY MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW 2020
Pale straw. The bouquet of this fresh, fruit driven Chardonnay displays rock melon, pear and grapefruit characters with underlying hints of nectarine and straw. Oak only plays a supporting role, yet its subtle influence adds another layer to the fruit aromas. Medium bodied offering pome fruits and zesty citrus flavours with a delicate creamy texture derived from lees stirring. A bright refreshing wine; crisp and dry with a lingering fruit finish.
92 Point Rated - Top Value & Rank - Stuart Knox The Real Review
"Bright lemon colour. The nose shows white peaches, lemon thyme and seashells. The palate is driven by a combo of lemon and peach fruits, with tangents of bacon fat and oyster-brine. A fuzz of phenolics provides textural intrigue and gives ample carry into a long and crisp finish. Delicious in its restraint and control, big bang for buck quotient"
92 Point Rated - Nick Stock Jamesuckling.com
"This has such contained, fresh and bright citrus and stone-fruit aromas and flavors with very supple, lively freshness on the palate. So integrated and complete."
James Halliday Wine Companion
"What it offers is fruit freshness. It's low in oak and zippy as a result, its flavours of grapefruit, melon and dry pear racing through the palate. There isn't a lot of flavour here but what it does have is presented both well, and attractively. If it adds flesh as it rests in bottle over the next year or so it'll be better again."
Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
"The wine range formerly known as Next Of Kin. Low in oak and low-ish in flavour but it zips through the palate in more-or-less attractive style. It’s certainly fresh"
Most Successful Exhibitor Margaret River Wine Show 2020
The growing season began with a late budburst after a relatively cold Winter with reasonable rainfall. The cool Spring which followed resulted in some uneven flowering and fruit set, and generally lower than average yields. We experienced a significant (and unusual) rain event midJanuary which was timely due to the later season, and this was followed by some fine, mild weather to get vintage underway. There was a complete lack of Marri blossom leading up to and during harvest which meant that bird pressure was extreme with netting absolutely vital. The cooler ripening conditions did result in amazing flavour intensity and acid retention in whites (chardonnay in particular). There was a minor rain event coupled with high humidity mid-March which presented some challenges requiring careful fruit selection, although this gave way to some beautiful weather right through til late April. In summary 2019 was a variable season, however ‘pressure makes diamonds’ as they say... and the highlights of the 2019 vintage reflect this quote perfectly.
Margaret River, Western Australia
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