This wine achieves the difficult balance of providing a wonderfully complex Chardonnay drinking experience without sacrificing fruit freshness and vitality. As a result, this expertly made wine will be just as rewarding to lay down as its red counterparts. It will very slowly develop more subtle complexities and character for years to come while ensuring fruit and hence regional character is the focal point of the Redbrook Reserve style.
Light straw with a vibrant green rim. Incredible youthful condition for its vintage.
The wine shows malt, fresh toast and struck match complexity from wild barrel fermentation.
The palate is seamless, refreshing and tight with ever-lingering flavour that is a highlight of a great 2019 Margaret River vintage.
Although beautiful now, will continue to develop complexity for at least 10 years from vintage.
2019 was a beautiful vintage in Margaret River. A steady, mild season allowed for slow, measured flavour development that resulted in balanced natural acidity and lifted varietal fruit character, resulting in wines with incredible perfume, true elegance and real personality.
At perfect ripeness, the fruit was hand-picked in the early hours of the morning. The gently pressed juice was stirred every six weeks with 100% wild yeast on full solids before 10 months on yeast lees in tank. No malolactic fermentation occurred.
The wine was the aged in a combination of 90% one-year-old and 10% new oak barrels before being left for maturation in bottle for a year.
- Alcohol: 13%
West Australian Dhufish with herb butter sauce.
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021
Best Chardonnay Dry White
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2022
Royal Queensland Wine Awards 2022
Margaret River Wine Show 2021
National Wine Show of Australia 2021
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2022
Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2022
Halliday Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge 2022
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2021
Wine Show of Western Australia 2021
Wine Show of Western Australia 2022
Margaret River Wine Show 2020
Halliday Chardonnay & Cabernet Challenge 2021
Margaret River Wine Show 2022
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2022
2023 Ray Jordan Wine Guide
Oh wow. There is almost a pretty delicacy about this excellent chardonnay at first then the awesome power kicks in and starts its relentless drive to that super long finish. Has a crunchy juicy mid palate with fine chalky acidity and a fine citrus tang balancing the complex savoury notes. Finishes dry and long.96
halliday wine companion 2023
Fermented and matured 10 months in French oak (18% new), followed by a further 8 months on lees in tank, prior to a year in bottle. Fresh and powerful, with a distinct linearity, thanks to the cool 2019 vintage. This is so taut and coiled right now as to be almost closed. It won't remain that way forever, but in the meantime, a decant is advised.95
the real review 2023
Light yellow hue; aromas of buttery croissant, fluffy yeast lees and a hint of milk powder. The wine is lean and taut in the mouth, nervy and very dry, with an echo of almond and substantial acid tightness. Some malolactic character? It's tense and still needs more time.93
James Suckling 2023
A flinty nose of baked lemons, grapefruit, white peaches and sweet herbs. Medium-bodied with subtle saline, mineral notes articulating the crisp citrus and apple fruit on the palate. Succulent.92