Xanadu Chardonnay-Wine-Wineseeker
$38.20

Xanadu Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes

Colour: Pale straw
Nose: The bouquet of this elegant yet powerful Chardonnay offers fresh pears, nectarine, and citrus fruits with underlying hints of complexity with flinty/funky, green mango characters.
Palate: The palate is medium bodied and tightly coiled, displaying pears, white fleshed stone fruits and tangy lemony/grapefruit flavours. The wine offers a fine boned structure complimented by a lovely yoghurty texture derived from lees stirring. Taut, yet opulent, the intense fruit and bright acidity combine to focus the wine perfectly to a crisp, lingering fruit finish. A modern style of Chardonnay, displaying classic Margaret River hallmarks. The 2015 Xanadu is a wine which, while drinking well in its youth will certainly reward with careful cellaring.

Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.15
Winemaking Notes: Made entirely from Gin Gin clone Chardonnay which was whole bunch pressed followed by 100% barrel fermentation in select French oak (25% new oak). Wild fermentation was encouraged on all of the components, in order to introduce more complexity and personality into the wine. All of the individual batches which make up the blend were lees stirred throughout a nine-month oak maturation period, without any malolactic fermentation. The final blend was put together in November 2015.

Region
  • Australia
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Chardonnay

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
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(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 

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93 points Ray Jordan
West Australian Wine Guide 2017
This is stunning for a quality chardonnay selling for less than $40. Stone fruit with hints of almonds and cashew with that leesy nougat character. Has such a bright and taut crunchy acidity bringing a little minerality into the palate. Finishes with a slightly juicy feel in the month.

92 points Gary Walsh
Wine Front
Probably there’s a bias on my part when it comes to reviewing Chardonnay. I get though more of them than I do other white varieties, or so it feels. Here’s a wine that delivers full Margaret River Chardonnay flavour without going over the top. It’s juicy sweet and flinty, fresh pineapple drizzled with lime, some oatmeal and almond, and a tight finish of excellent length. There’s nothing not to like, and everything to enjoy

90 points Josh Raynolds
Vinous
Green-tinged yellow. Intense lemon zest, white peach and jasmine scents are underscored by smoky mineral and anise nuances. Taut citrus and pit fruit flavors show very good energy, and a gingery note adds spicy bite. Turns fleshier and smoother on the focused finish, which features subtle smokiness and lingering florality. There's a Burgundian restraint and texture to this wine, especially after it gets a bit of air.

95 points Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
A wonderfully enticing contrast between the tension of malic acidity and all the complexity of wild fermentation in French Oak barrels, rippling with layers of grapefruit and white peach, carrying all the body and presence of gin gin close chardonnay.

95 points Huon Hooke
Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine | 100 Top New Releases
A brilliant, bell-clear iteration of Chardonnay, typical of Xanadu, gloriously fresh and intense. Lemon, grapefruit, but and nougat aromas; clean and refreshing. The wine finishes tight, frisky, intense and long. A wine of superb purity.

Matthew Jukes
100 Best Australian Wines 2017
Basically, the 2015 Chardonnay adds more swagger and attitude as well as some fabulous pineapple notes and a generous layer of oak and this makes it outdo virtually very Cote Maconnais and Chalonnaise wine I can think of.

Reviews

93 points Ray Jordan
West Australian Wine Guide 2017
This is stunning for a quality chardonnay selling for less than $40. Stone fruit with hints of almonds and cashew with that leesy nougat character. Has such a bright and taut crunchy acidity bringing a little minerality into the palate. Finishes with a slightly juicy feel in the month.

92 points Gary Walsh
Wine Front
Probably there’s a bias on my part when it comes to reviewing Chardonnay. I get though more of them than I do other white varieties, or so it feels. Here’s a wine that delivers full Margaret River Chardonnay flavour without going over the top. It’s juicy sweet and flinty, fresh pineapple drizzled with lime, some oatmeal and almond, and a tight finish of excellent length. There’s nothing not to like, and everything to enjoy

90 points Josh Raynolds
Vinous
Green-tinged yellow. Intense lemon zest, white peach and jasmine scents are underscored by smoky mineral and anise nuances. Taut citrus and pit fruit flavors show very good energy, and a gingery note adds spicy bite. Turns fleshier and smoother on the focused finish, which features subtle smokiness and lingering florality. There's a Burgundian restraint and texture to this wine, especially after it gets a bit of air.

95 points Tyson Stelzer
Wine Business Magazine
A wonderfully enticing contrast between the tension of malic acidity and all the complexity of wild fermentation in French Oak barrels, rippling with layers of grapefruit and white peach, carrying all the body and presence of gin gin close chardonnay.

95 points Huon Hooke
Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine | 100 Top New Releases
A brilliant, bell-clear iteration of Chardonnay, typical of Xanadu, gloriously fresh and intense. Lemon, grapefruit, but and nougat aromas; clean and refreshing. The wine finishes tight, frisky, intense and long. A wine of superb purity.

Matthew Jukes
100 Best Australian Wines 2017
Basically, the 2015 Chardonnay adds more swagger and attitude as well as some fabulous pineapple notes and a generous layer of oak and this makes it outdo virtually very Cote Maconnais and Chalonnaise wine I can think of.