Ridgemill Estate 2018 WYP Chardonnay

The bouquet exhibits subtle stone fruits and citrus, there are peaches, pears, green apple and hints of lemon early on the palate then a talc like creaminess followed by a pleasing fresh mineral drive to round the experience out. For a young chardonnay the overall balance is very good, the acid, the malo qualities and the fruit each express their characters without wanting to dominate the others. All in all the wine is very easy and pleasing to drink, which is somewhat dangerous as it can be difficult to believe that the bottle is now empty!

Peter McGlashan has since informed me that no malolactic fermentation was used on this wine, instead it was all båtonnage that has resulted in that creamy/slinky mid-palate texture.

Tasted: Saturday 21st September, 2019 without food and then with over several hours.  Re-tasted the next day after  breathing in refrigerated bottle overnight.
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $35
Suggested Drinking Window: Now to 2026

Posted by Peter Pacey

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