Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay

The new era of Xanadu chardonnay is one of restrained, tightly coiled focus, driven by taut natural acidity rather than malolactic fermentation, with less oak and greater mineral texture. Reserve manages to exemplify all of this, while upholding the power of the Gin Gin chardonnay clone in Margaret River. Grapefruit and white peach flavours meet almond meal oak nuances, streaming into a long finish of mineral texture. $69 at Wood Street Wines.