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Mandala winemaker Charles Smedley has moved away from the old-school, oak-heavy styles to something more vibrant, with the grapes picked earlier, the barrels older - everything better, faster, stronger and bound to look better in Speedos. If you've not heard of Mandala before, they're a newish Yarra producer that was setup after Charles (Mr Smedley sounds like a Dickens character fyi) bought an established vineyard at Dixons Creek in 2007. The vines are now 25 years old and the wines are looking better than ever. This 2016 Chardonnay has a flash of nutty golden peachy fruit that at first looks plump, but the acidity then tightens it and delivers a wine that we call a Goldilocks Chardonnay.
Fresh aromas of crisp lime entwine with hints of cashew and brioche, finishing with flinty oyster-shell characters. A creamy mid-palate sits well with citrus and subtle stone fruit flavours, balanced with seductive French oak, delighting on a tight finish.
Cellaring: 5-8 years.
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