Woodlands Chardonnay is a fruit-forward earlier drinking Margaret River style displaying ripe stone-fruit cut by fresh vibrant acidity and supported by lightly spiced vanillin oak. Fruit is sourced from the Wilyabrup sub region of Margaret River. The wine is barrel fermented then racked to tank. A minor component is matured in barrel, before the components are blended together filtered and bottled.
Being from a cooler vintage, the aromas tend towards more red florals, wild thyme, red cherry, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and a combination of spices, along with hints of red liquorice and sarsaparilla. The palate is smooth with juicy red-berried fruit, cherry stone, dried herbs and spice flavours, showing medium density and fine, dusty tannins. Enjoy now and for at least the next 5 years.
The wine opens up with sweet black and red fruits of mulberry, black currant and cranberry, and a whiff of lavender. Medium bodied with soft velvety tannins, layers of fine fruit on the palate with chocolate and cedar notes from the oak. The finish is long and savoury.