95 Points ~ James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2021
Winemaker of the Year ~ West Australian Wine Guide 2015
Australian Winemaker of the Year ~ Finalist Gourmet Traveller
5 Red Star Winery ~ James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2021
Xanadu Estate Chardonnay 2018
Margaret River, Australia
Aroma of fresh pear puree white fleshed stone fruits, frangipani and zesty grapefruit with underlying secondary characters of nougat, wafers and mealy notes in the background. The palate is medium bodied and tightly coiled, displaying white peach, pear drop and pithy grapefruit phenolics. The fine boned structure is augmented by a lovely creamy mouthfeel derived from lees stirring. Refined yet complex, the intense fruit and core of acidity combine to focus the wine perfectly to a lingering finish.