Harewood Estate Flux III Chardonnay 2023


Chardonnay from the Denmark region in Western Australia is finally emerging from the enormous shadow cast by Margaret River. If you want evidence, this is a fine example. Free run juice is fermented in French oak and malolactic fermentation has softened the texture. There is quality fruit in abundance here, with quality oak well into the process of integration. There are notes of oak with vanillin and cashew hints, with figs, stonefruits and spices. Balance and drive, there is a supple texture here. A refreshing style with early complexity, the wine should drink well for the next four to seven years.