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2018 Little Reddie Malmsbury Chardonnay 750ml


Region: Macedon Ranges, VIC

Variety: Chardonnay

The third release of this ripe and slightly oxidative chardonnay from the northern tip of the Macedon region.

2018 wines are so balanced and powerful from Central Victoria. Abundant, ripe flavours with healthy acidity's and complimentary alcohol. Its a good, long living vintage. Lovely honey, meyer lemon, daisies, lucerne and something I want to call crushed quartz aromatically.I love the concentration of the palate - I put this down to older vines, dry grown on old roots. There is a density to the wine, within which you can taste these salty, mineralic, if slightly rich soils. Pithy, coiled citrus flavours layer pear and riper stone fruit - white and yellow flesh peach with mint on top. Some fine and integrated tannin framed the wine and a mineral push gives length. It's not especially acidic, until late when a rindy kick gives length and balance. - Notes from the winemaker, Pat Underwood