Mandala Blanc de Blancs 6pk 2016
Mandala is the vision of the Smedley family of Melbourne. An estate vineyard in Yarra Junction was planted in 1999, with additional vineyards following in Dixons Creek. Specialising in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Mandala wines are high quality, elegant and exceptional value.
Mandala Blanc de Blancs 2016
The first fermentation took place in tank and a skerrick (10%) of oak. Thereafter, a second fermentation and 24 months on lees. Well judged, although could be a bit fresher. A little less time on tireage? Like drinking a a savoury doughnut, billowing with yeasty inflections. A whiff of stone fruit and mandarin acidity across the finish.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion 2021