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2015 Mandala Chardonnay

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Cracka Review

A Mandala is a round spiritual and ritual symbol that represents the universe in Buddhism and Hinduism. This little Chardy is certainly a rounded number, but it doesn't require any naval gazing. It's a good drink that shows white peach, grapefruit and nutty characters on the nose, whilst the palate is svelte and graceful, with lots of lemony and grapefruit flavours, racy acidity, and a dry, refreshing finish. Light chicken dishes would be great with this!

Winemaker's Notes

Rich, ripe fruit characters of peach, melon and pineapple, with restrained oak and a lovely hint of orange blossom and vanilla. Lemony acidity in the mouth, while grapefruit and subtle spicy oak linger in the finish.

Matured for 9 months in French oak, with one quarter left to undergo malolactic fermentation.

Alc/vol: 13.2%

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2015 Mandala Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2014 Vintage) says
This is at the richer end of the spectrum with peach and butterscotch characters making a clear appearance. It drives with flavour all the way through to a satisfying finish. Drink young.
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
An attractive Yarra Valley Chardonnay, with a blend of white peach, melon, grapefruit and creamy/nutty nuances; the balance, mouthfeel and length are very good indeed.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright green-straw; very much in the modern idiom, early picked and subtle French oak; flavours of nectarine, white peach and grapefruit drive the palate through to its long conclusion.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Ripe honeydew melon aromas, and lemon and lime palate with an astringent, mouth-puckering end.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Has surprising weight and richness to its melon and stone fruit flavours, balanced by a touch of citrussy acidity. Drink sooner rather than later.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Gende melon and stone fruit, with a touch of oak; well balanced, but lacks intensity.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009

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