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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