Xanadu Wines

Margaret River Chardonnay

9.069 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Chardonnay
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Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Pale Lemon in colour. More in the lean style for Margaret River as compared to the richer “peaches and cream “ style of Cuvées like Leeuwin Art Series and Pierro. The oak has been judiciously dialled back not to overwhelm the more delicate fruit profile of citrus and grapefruit. Finished off with crisp acid. Would have liked a riper fruit profile from this good vintage. Perhaps picking a little later? Tasted 29 weeks later on 1st December 2021. Developing nicely with sweet grapefruit, nectarine and pear. Xanadu still having a wonderful run on the Australian Wine Show Circuit. Tasted again on 2nd July 2022 with consistent notes. Last bottle. Great value at $30 a bottle.

Pale Lemon in colour. More in the lean style for Margaret River as compared to the richer “peaches and cream “ style of Cuvées like Leeuwin Art Series and Pierro. The oak has been judiciously dialled back not to overwhelm the more delicate fruit profile of citrus and grapefruit. Finished off with crisp acid. Would have liked a riper fruit profile from this good vintage. Perhaps picking a little later? Tasted 29 weeks later on 1st December 2021. Developing nicely with sweet grapefruit, nectarine and pear. Xanadu still having a wonderful run on the Australian Wine Show Circuit. Tasted again on 2nd July 2022 with consistent notes. Last bottle. Great value at $30 a bottle.

May 10th, 2021
Stephen Howell

Cellarbrations at Cottesloe Western Australia, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

9.5

Good complex nose of apricot, peach, nutt and a touch of butter. Beautiful complexity, texture and lees influence. Delish !

Good complex nose of apricot, peach, nutt and a touch of butter. Beautiful complexity, texture and lees influence. Delish !

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2015
Jules van Cruysen

Focused, long, broad chard with lemon and brioche!

Focused, long, broad chard with lemon and brioche!

May 8th, 2015
Bob McDonald

Restrained and lean. An Aussie Chablis style even with a touch of Oyster shell and salinity. Lemon lime flavours with acidity. Fuller when I had a glass the following day. 17.5+.

Restrained and lean. An Aussie Chablis style even with a touch of Oyster shell and salinity. Lemon lime flavours with acidity. Fuller when I had a glass the following day. 17.5+.

Dec 6th, 2014
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

International #ChardonnayDay Margaret River styles 🤙

Thank you Hairy Dog alcohol delivery for this sample.

I've had Xanadu Chardonnay plenty of times before so I knew my palate would be in a happy mood with this one. In the glass it's a lovely sunny spring summer's day. Notes of almonds, creamy vanillin oak and orchard fruits jump from the glass. In the mouth it's well rounded with spiced apple pie, citrus peel and a lovely long finish. Yum, definitely my style Chardy!

International #ChardonnayDay Margaret River styles 🤙

Thank you Hairy Dog alcohol delivery for this sample.

I've had Xanadu Chardonnay plenty of times before so I knew my palate would be in a happy mood with this one. In the glass it's a lovely sunny spring summer's day. Notes of almonds, creamy vanillin oak and orchard fruits jump from the glass. In the mouth it's well rounded with spiced apple pie, citrus peel and a lovely long finish. Yum, definitely my style Chardy!

May 25th, 2023
Paul T HB

WA 96 points at $25.00, I can’t disagree🤷🏼‍♂️

WA 96 points at $25.00, I can’t disagree🤷🏼‍♂️

Mar 11th, 2024
Byron Hewett

Excellent value for $$. No malo. Crisp and fresh. Lemony and minerally.

Excellent value for $$. No malo. Crisp and fresh. Lemony and minerally.

Mar 1st, 2024
Byron Hewett

Really good. Taut, minerally, sea breeze. No malolactic. Tastes like it sits somewhere between Chablis and the Côte de Beaune.

Really good. Taut, minerally, sea breeze. No malolactic. Tastes like it sits somewhere between Chablis and the Côte de Beaune.

Jan 15th, 2024
Steve Goore

Well balanced with a touch of lemon and lime and a bit of oak. Much more familiar with CA Chards but will definitely revisit Australia again.

Well balanced with a touch of lemon and lime and a bit of oak. Much more familiar with CA Chards but will definitely revisit Australia again.

Dec 27th, 2023
Doug Powers

Apple and very subtle oak notes, balanced and not in any way over the top (oak or fruit), medium-long finish, lovely local (Margaret River) Chardonnay!!

Apple and very subtle oak notes, balanced and not in any way over the top (oak or fruit), medium-long finish, lovely local (Margaret River) Chardonnay!!

Nov 24th, 2023