Allegiance Wines Unity Margaret River Chardonnay 2022
From the Karridale sub-region in the magical Margaret River, and inevitably an excellent vintage, this is 100% Gin-Gin clone, the clone which contributes to the region’s best. Fermentation is in barrel with natural yeasts, followed by ten months maturation. and no malolactic. A gleaming gold colour. This just leaps out of the glass to declare itself a serious wine. We have notes of stonefruit, ginger, beeswax and cashews. There is considerable vanillin oak still evident, but integration is well underway and plenty of complexity. Lemon curd notes emerge on the palate which is seamless with a gorgeous texture and excellent length, and nicely balanced right through to the soft finish. This is lovely drinking now, but will be even better as the oak melds more. Drink over the next six to eight years.