Mandala Compass Chardonnay 6pk 2017
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 Compass Chardonnay 2017
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Whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French barriques (50% new), 10% mlf, matured for 12 months. Rich and complex, with stone fruit dominant, white peach and nectarine showing the way for other contenders to make their presence felt (a touch of unsweetened grapefruit juice). All up, a very good chardonnay riding on the back of the '17 vintage.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
What's your favourite way to enjoy this wine over the cooler months?
Charles Smedley: To get the most enjoyment out of this wine, don't be afraid to decant it, then serve it at room temperature, around 12 to 13 degrees, perhaps with some fresh pasta with yabbies. And, of course, in the company of good friends.