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Xanadu Djl Chardonnay 2018 Wine Review

Xanadu Djl Chardonnay 2018

Xanadu Djl Chardonnay 2018

Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2020-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.6%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Xanadu

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

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Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Whole bunch pressing, 80% fermented in seasoned French oak with wild yeast fermentation and 9 months of stirring on the lees blended with 20% tank fermented pays off in character and complexity here. Gentle toasty and rich, stone fruit aromas float up in the glass. Medium bodied with slightly creamy apple and apricot flavours show on the palate along with a nice citrus seam. Nicely structured with a long finish. Pair with chicken or veal. Tasted February 2020. www.thewineloverskitchen.com
Produced by winemaker, Glenn Goodall, Xanadu Djl 2018 Chardonnay is a pale straw colour in the glass. Elegant and floral with fresh pear, nectarine, almond and citrus aromas on the nose. Dry, medium-bodied, bright and fresh with ripe pear, grapefruit, white-fleshed stone fruit, citrus zest and nougat, creamy, mouth-filling and finish long on the palate. Xanadu was established in 1977 by Dr John Lagan (Djl). The vineyards are now owned by the Rathbone family. Three-quarters of the fruit for this 100% Chardonnay blend is estate grown in the Wallcliffe sub-region and sourced from the Lagan Estate and Stevens Road vineyards with the balanced sourced from the cooler Karridale sub-region of the Margaret River. Enjoy now and for the next six years. - Community Wine Reviews

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