Wills Domain Eightfold Chardonnay 2021
A fine example of Margaret River Chardonnay, with the grapes picked in the chill of early morning before spending a night in a cool room, then whole bunch pressed straight to barrels, 30% of which were new, for fermentation with natural yeasts. Periodic stirring and then 25% of the wine was put through malolactic fermentation. It then spent 8 months in the barrels.
Gleaming yellow gold in colour. Really appealing and lifted aromas of nuts and spices, cashews and melon. This is a generous and ripe style. The palate then moves to dry herbs and hints of ginger, very much upfront in flavours and attack. The intensity is more to the front, but there is some really enjoyable drinking here now and for the next couple of years.