2018 Blank Canvas, Reed Chardonnay, 6x750ml

2018 Blank Canvas, Reed Chardonnay, 6x750ml
2018 Blank Canvas, Reed Chardonnay

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Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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Tasting Notes

Critics Score: 18

Publication: Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com

Drinking Dates: 2020-2028

Smoky, flinty in a reductive style but not struck match. Rich, deep citrus fruit within that style. Lime-like freshness, the spice showing on the back palate. There's a creamy texture but not the creamy flavour that you get from lees stirring. The fruit fills the mid palate and the freshness and flinty character pull it in tight on the long finish. Very long.

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2018 Blank Canvas, Reed Chardonnay, 6x750ml

Hand picking, whole-bunch pressed, free-run juice only, no added yeasts, fermented in puncheons with full solids. Spontaneous malolactic conversion. No lees stirring. Winemaker Matt Thomson would have preferred 33% new oak at most but with only two barrels produced, it had to be 50%, the other barrel two years old. No SO2 for the first nine months, just topped up. Racked twice. Bottled unfiltered at the end of March 2019.