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Millbrook SV Chardonnay

Millbrook Winery 2018 SV Single Vineyard Chardonnay

2018 sv chardonnay

93 Points 93

$35.00

$29.75

colour

Pale straw with green hues.

aroma

Lifted aromas of grapefruit rind and lemon curd entwined with flint and yellow fruit.

palate

Lime tart, lemon blossom and fresh pine are matched by tightly wound, edgy acidity. The wine is both complex and fresh, in the most modern way.

cellaring

Has both the structure and concentration to continue to develop for at least five years from vintage.

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vintage

The 2018 growing season in Western Australia was both mild and atypically late, allowing for optimum ripeness to be achieved in this Chardonnay while retaining fresh, vibrant natural acid and varietal fruit flavours. The fruit was sourced from the Talisman vineyard in the Geographe region and was handpicked in the cool of the night.

winemaking

The grapes were then whole bunch pressed, without settling, directly to French barriques, 50% of which were new and 50% of which were one year old. The wine underwent wild fermentation, spent 8 months on lees before being lightly fined and bottled in December 2018. After fermentation, the barrels were topped and stirred only once. The wine was allowed to mature on lees for six months before final blending and bottling.

region

Geographe

variety

Chardonnay

analysis

  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.2
  • TA: 8.0 g/L

Chicken breast in a delicate tarragon and Dijon mustard sauce. 

decanter world wine awards 2019

perth royal wine awards 2019

royal queensland wine show 2019

sydney royal wine show 2019

 

ned goodwin, halliday wine companion 2020

More tightly furled than the '17. Whether this is due to an additional year in bottle, or an additional year of accomplishment, I know not. I suggest the latter. Nectarine tang and vanilla pod. The oak is alluded to, but nestled in beautifully, melding with mineral corset. An excellent chardonnay...

93 Points 93