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2018 Shadowfax Macedon Ranges Chardonnay

2018 Shadowfax Macedon Ranges Chardonnay

 
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Wine Details

Winery
Shadowfax
Vintage
2018
Grape Variety
Malbec
Region
Macedon Ranges
Alcohol (%)
13
Purchase Price ($)
34
Wine Rating
95
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Source
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2018 Shadowfax Macedon Ranges Chardonnay
Wine Rating 
 
95

A long time favourite of mine, Shadowfax have been crafting some of Victoria’s best Chardonnay for decades. 2018 was the first vintage without Matt Harrop at the helm with Alistair Timms taking over and not missing a beat in producing a wine that has both generosity and tension.

The wine was fermented using wild yeast and aged in larger format french oak. It has a drive and acidity that showcases the uniqueness of the Macedon Ranges with the ability to create wines of great structure and cellaring potential without being tart or lean. Fruit comes in the form of white peach and nectarine with a build of almond meal richness and just ripe fig. The gentle build of oak induced spice fills the mid palate with the finish enjoying length of piercing stone fruits and flint like spice.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2020-2030
Date Reviewed
05 16, 2020