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2022 L.A.S Vino Barrels of Metricup Chardonnay

Margaret River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
$74. 99
$899.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Crafted from a certified organic vineyard located in Metricup, Margaret River, this wine is made from twenty-two-year-old 'gin-gin' Chardonnay grown in sandy loam topsoil over a mottled clay subsoil. The grapes are handpicked, chilled, and meticulously selected before undergoing whole bunch pressing. Fermentation takes place in ten barriques, including two new ones. After a full malolactic fermentation with regular lees stirring, the wine matures for 10 months in barrique before blending. It is then bottled without fining and undergoes a light filtration process.

Other Reviews....
Of the two excellent chardonnays on offer, the other being Wildberry Springs, this seems tighter, more linear and very citrusy – especially laden with grapefruit flavours. It’s a classy wine, satisfying, too, starting with wafts of lemon blossom, curry leaves and sea spray. A fine layer of texture works across the palate, yet led by juicy acidity and a pink grapefruit flavour, which adds to its moreish character. Drink 2023 - 2032.
95 Points
Jane Faulkner - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

The 2022 Barrels of Metricup Chardonnay is a mirror of the season: rich, ripe, round, plush, abundant, layers with custard and doughnut peach. The acid that rails through the fruit on the middle palate brings with it a tide of crushed and toasted nuts and a lick of wet terracotta through the finish. It's moreish and pillowy. There are leaves and herbs alongside dripping fruits and exotic spices. It is yellow in countenance. Acid chisels the finish. Look to this in time, not now—it will open and flower as the months wear on. Gorgeous wine. 13.5% alcohol, sealed under Diam and wax. Drink 2023 - 2035.
93+ Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Pungent start. Steaming pineapple tarte Tatin. Appetising. More sweet pastry, some coconut nuance, lavender, almond nougat, wood spice. It’s full-on with power, energetic, pushing with a hit of ripe flavour and a whack of grapefruity acidity. I want to say it’s meaty with crushed bitter sage finish. Flavours linger in the back palate with a big lick of lime and salt. It has great intensity that needs time to settle. Drink 2025 - 2030+
93+ Points
Kasia Sobiesiak - The Wine Front