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  • 93
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    2018 Marchand & Burch Villages Chardonnay

    Mount Barker, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $32. 99 Bottle
    $395.88 Dozen
    Minimum 12 bottles
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a distinct glimmer of green around the edges and a watery hue. Nectarine and delicate white peach scents mix with hints of citrusy dried honey, biscuity oak and light spicy cashew. Mid weighted with a fresh feel but cream tinged finish, the palate is layered with ripe nectarine and white peach fruits which sit over a back drop of subtle honeyed roasted almond characters and citrusy nougat. Finishes dry with a refined medium length aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13%

    Other Reviews…..
    Parcels cooled, hand-sorted, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented (50% in used oak, the balance in stainless steel), some mlf. Complexity is the watchword. Drink by 2030.
    93 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion