2017 Evans & Tate Redbrook Estate Chardonnay

2017 Evans & Tate Redbrook Estate Chardonnay

Johan Axlund

"Old school, top quality Chardonnay. Great length and intensity."

Johan Axlund

Felix Gentle

"Struck match, oak notes, and a core of white fruits. The palate has nice focus and intensity, finishing with a lick of oak."

Felix Gentle

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Johan Axlund

"Old school, top quality Chardonnay. Great length and intensity."

Johan Axlund

Felix Gentle

"Struck match, oak notes, and a core of white fruits. The palate has nice focus and intensity, finishing with a lick of oak."

Felix Gentle

RRP: $40.00 per bottle
15% OFF
$34.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $8.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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Expert Reviews

95 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionHand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in new French puncheons then matured for 7-10 months. Gold medal Margaret River Wine Show '18. This is all about detail, the palate almost painful in its purity - chiselled from granite.

Tech stuff

14.0
Margaret River
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2025
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Light gold, with a fresh, green rim. Stonefruit, pear and citrus notes and seductive fresh toast, dried herbs and malty aromas from barrel fermentation. Palate Remarkable fruit sweetness, intensity and persistence, matched with lovely texture and savoury elements and balanced by fresh, natural acidity.

How was it made?

A prolonged cool and wet growing season meant the vines were lush and healthy heading into ripening. This resulted in later harvest dates, accentuated by the cool and wet ripening months; conditions not experienced in Western Australia for more than 10 years. These conditions, coupled with the absence of heat events, produced highly aromatic whites with good natural acidity. The fruit was selectively handpicked at perfect ripeness, before being loaded into an airbag press and gently squeezed. The free-run juice was continuously tasted until an optimum point was reached. The juice underwent wild fermentation in new French oak puncheons, then remained in barrel for 7-10 months, with monthly lees stirring to provide texture and mouthfeel. Each batch was carefully assessed for inclusion in the final blend. This minimal handling has produced a unique, delicate Redbrook Chardonnay style that will develop great complexity over time.

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