2018 Singlefile Great Southern Chardonnay
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The 2018 fruit, harvested on 4th and 5th March 2018, was chilled overnight and then fermented in 28% new and 72% one year old French oak barriques. The barrels were lees stirred for 5 months and matured in barrel for a total of eight months before being bottled in December 2018.
This wine has bright aromas of citrus and white peach with a subtle flint character. The palate displays a modern styled chardonnay of citrus zest and stone fruit with the use of new oak providing subtle spices. The wine is bright and mouth filling with a tight backbone and a long lingering finish.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
93 points, Steven Creber, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
93 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jun 2019
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Jun 2019
91 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Feb 2019
91+ points, Campbell Mattinson, The Real Review, May 2019
96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Mar 2019
17.75 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Dec 2018
92 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Oct 2018
90 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jul 2018
94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2013