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St. Andrews

Chardonnay 2018

Silky textured with exceptional length and flavours of peach, nectarine and subtle cashew nuances from quality French oak.

Member Price
$219.30 / case
Standard Price
$258.00 / case
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Previous Vintages 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Region Clare Valley
Colour At release, the wine is a youthful pale straw colour with vibrant green hue to the edges.
Nose The wine has ripe white peach aromas along with hints of tropical fruit and subtle creamy oak. Enticing sweet spice and savoury cashew nut from the French oak add complexity to the bouquet.
Vintage Conditions The growing season was characterised as warm and dry for vintage 2018, the only year in recent times warmer was 2016, which produced some excellent, award-winning wines. One of the great things about this vintage, though, was that we avoided any major heatwaves during vintage which can be very damaging and so to that end, vintage was relatively calm and controlled. Overall, our winemaking team are very excited about the quality of the wines from this vintage. In terms of the white varieties, these wines are highly aromatic with very pure and distinct varietal characters.
Oak Maturation The oak regime employed for this wine is 80% new & 20% 1 year old French oak (tight-grained which is air seasoned for 3 years), sourced from Louis Latour, a specialist Burgundian supplier. After 10 months of oak maturation, then minimal fining and filtration, the wine was bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 13
Acid: 6.30
PH: 3.30
Residual Sugar: 1.30
Wine Type: White
Wine Body: Medium
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2019
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Double Gold
  • 2019
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2020
  • Blue Gold
  • Ned Goodwin MW, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Jan 2020
    93 Points
    This is the sort of mid-weighted have-the-cake-and-eat-it-too style done very well. In other words, a reductive flintiness provides tension to an expansive mid-palate marked by stone and tropical fruit scents, all bound by a sash of high quality oak (80% new, Louis Latour). Flavour and edginess wrapped into one. Poise and length, both.