Shadowfax Chardonnay 2012 Review

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Australia
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Shadowfax Chardonnay 2012

Style: Oaked, dry white

Country: Australia

Region: Geelong, VIC


Overview Nothing speaks of class like an elegant, cool climate Chardonnay. Gone are the days of over oaked wines that have been malo’d to within an inch of their lives. There is still the occasional punter that cries out for a buttery, oaky Chardonnay but slowly but surely winemakers are moving away from this style as it does not represent Chardonnay as much as it does new oak and malolactic fermentation. Geelong is quick becoming the next best thing in terms of Chardonnay and Shadowfax have always been on the ball in using fruit from great Victorian regions and making damn good wine. This wine is Chardonnay through and through, the oak is subtle and fruit elegant and structured.


Tasting note: Grapefruit aromas with a flinty edge and just a touch of toasty oak. The stone fruit on the palate is rich yet elegant, steely with a zippy citrus backbone and finishes with a lovely texture.


Final Say: Definitely a food wine. $25-$30 a bottle.


Score: 17.5 out of 20

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