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DJL CHARDONNAY 2018 Margaret River, Western Australia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer XANADU
UPDATE: The remarkable BEST BUY Chardonnay will be reduced to only $21.35 on Monday, June 1st. Bight pale straw colour. Very attractive, slightly spicy, toasty, intense, fresh, ripe lemon-pear meringue nose. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, tangy, intense, ripe, lemon-apple-pear meringue flavours with a lingering, toasty, well structured, very fresh, fairly extracty finish. Whole-bunch pressed to French oak (25% new) for wild fermentation, all components lees stirred through a 9-month maturation with no malolactic fermentation and hence the high 8.2 g/L total acidity. Has a modest 12,5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L9007 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. One of 23 items that has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 12653
Type White Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Australia
Region
Rating ***(91 points)
Attractive, Ripe, Vibrant, Solid
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Predominantly Gingin clone from Wallcliffe, Wilyabrup, Treeton and Karridale, whole-bunch pressed to barrel (20% new) for wild fermentation, all components stirred through a 9-month maturation. The complexity and character of the wine has garnered countless gold medals over the years, and you would expect this vintage to add to the record. Drink by: 2028. Special Value. Score - 93 (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 1, 2019) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 22, 2020
Cases bought 156 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - NOT PRESENTED   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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