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 huonhooke.com
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?