Orlando Lyndale Chardonnay 2018
Lyndale is a relatively new wine from the Orlando stable and has slotted straight into the modern, acid-driven Australian Chardonnay style with its reserved oak and delicate fruits.
The wine is pale in colour and subtle showcasing its cooler climate origins. Citrus and green apple fruits are lifted by layers of attractive savoury touches – spicy oak, earthy wild ferment and some flinty complexity too. It is far from an obvious chardonnay and needs a little air to build its significant fruit complexity.
That theme continues on the palate – citrus fruits in a compact and crisp style with oak very much in the background. It is a subtle chardonnay style for sure and would benefit from a couple of years more in bottle to get in the groove.