Xanadu Vinework Chardonnay 2021


From Margaret River, half from the Wallcliffe sub-region and the rest from a mix of other sub-regions, the grapes here are entirely the famous gin-gin clone. Wild yeast fermentation followed by nine months oak maturation. The colour is a gleaming yellow. Stonefruit notes with apricot kernels, peaches and a minerally undertow are lifted by hints of grilled cashews. This has balance and persistence with good acidity and plenty of intensity on the finish. A class act to drink now and for the next four to six years.