Wine Of The Week

Xanadu Chardonnay, Margaret River 2014, $35-$37

This is about No 3 in the Xanadu chardonnay hierarchy but a ripper wine in its own right. Clean, fresh nutty aromas with marzipan touches, intense and refined in the mouth, with crystalline purity, tautness and length. (13 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on

Aging: Drink now and for nine years.

Food: Risotto with prawns and saffron.

Stockists: Five Way Cellars (NSW); Melbourne Wine Store (Vic.)

Ranked #1 of 38 2014 Chardonnay tasted from Margaret River

Price Benchmark: $49.25 Avg 95pt 2014 Chardonnay tasted from Australia

Winery Rating: 95.9 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

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