Wine of the Week AU
Xanadu Chardonnay 2015, Margaret River WA, AUD $37
A stunning example of modern Australian chardonnay. Energetic and vibrant with white nectarine and lemon aromas. The palate is tight, bright and dazzling with a core of sweet, juicy, lemony fruit. The oak is a mere shadow, supporting the fruit yet staying out of the limelight. Extended lees ageing rounds out the palate and the finish is long and satisfying.
Score: 95 ★★★★★
Ageing: 2017 to 2020
Food: Butter poached blue-eye with baby spinach
Stockists: Xanadu Wines (AU & NZ); Dan Murphy’s stores (AU)