2017 Winemaker's Selection Mandala Yarra Valley Chardonnay

2017 Winemaker's Selection Mandala Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Felix Gentle

"Fine and elegant Chardy from the Yarra. This is worth a lot more..."

Felix Gentle

Johan Axlund

"So moreish! Top quality fruit coupled with great winemaking."

Johan Axlund

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Felix Gentle

"Fine and elegant Chardy from the Yarra. This is worth a lot more..."

Felix Gentle

Johan Axlund

"So moreish! Top quality fruit coupled with great winemaking."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $30.00 per bottle
20% OFF
$24.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $6.25 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*
Angus Hughson

"Classic Yarra Valley Chardonnay and reminds me of a fine French Macon with great concentration and length in an understated style."

Angus Hughson


Sarah Linhart

"Silky, elegant and nicely balanced. A great dinner party wine."

Sarah Linhart

Charles Smedley knows how to make cool and clever modern Chardonnay, and he has turned out something clever with this white.

Made exclusively for us, it has the perfect balance the 2017 vintage is renowned for, and with enough fruit and flavour to have you coming back for a second glass (or more).

Expert Reviews

94 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitA graceful chardonnay; it is attractively fruited and fragrant on the nose showing white flesh nectarine, spiced apple, lemon peel and nougat characters. The palate is equally satisfying with succulent fruit intensity and excellent mid palate weight, wonderfully supported by fine texture and bright acidity. At its best: now to 2024.

Tech stuff

12.6
Yarra Valley
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2024
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

The wine displays aromas of lime and grapefruit on the nose. The palate bursts with vibrant citrus flavours, followed by a creamy mid-palate with subtle oak. Clean acidity adds balance, leading to a long smooth finish.

How was it made?

 Premium Yarra Valley Chardonnay matured in mainly older oak to emphasise the pure fruit flavour. Charles Smedley of Mandala Wines made this Chardonnay exclusively for us. Charles established Mandala in 2007. The vineyard has vines up to 25 years old, but the spectacular restaurant and cellar door complex is a more recent addition. The vineyards, primarily at the home base of Dixons Creek, have vines up to 25 years old.

Who made it?

Established by the Smedley family, Mandala Wines is a five-star James Halliday-rated Yarra Valley winery. The main site and Cellar Door at Dixon's Creek offers a full range of prized Estate wines for tasting, along with its renowned assortment of single-site wines. It was the family's favourite wines which lead them to the Yarra Valley region; Charles' love of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay plus the region's famous sublime cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, made it the perfect choice. But Mandala have also established Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot vines too. With ther sites only an hour from Melbourne, it really was the best place to unearth Mandala and make the wines they love to drink. Today Mandala is thriving within its beautiful Yarra Valley country setting, where their kids play and older ones spend time together, tell stories and enjoy the good life. The Smedley family want Mandala to be their legacy for the future generations, and to be indulged by whomever catches the wine bug.

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