Jilyara Heath Road Chardonnay 2023


A barrel-fermented Chardonnay which undergoes regular stirring, before maturation in a mix of both new and older French oak. Quite delicious – the latest releases from Jilyara are drinking as well as any wines I have seen from them. But then, if you can’t get Marg River Chardy right, perhaps the wine game is not for you. They got this one absolutely right, indeed. The colour here was a shining lemon hue with a flick of oak sitting alongside notes of stonefruits and herbs. A fine line of salinity runs the length. A supple texture, good density, ideal balance with a lingering and persistent finish. The palate sees the emergence of notes of lemon, hay and peaches. Should drink very well for the next three to six years.