Wine Code Breaker #326

2018 Singlefile Family Reserve Chardonnay, Great Southern, Western Australia

Zephyr is the name of one of the four humanoid characters of the Elementals as featured in the Marvel Comics.  As the Mistress of the Winds, Zephyr had the power to control the wind, sky and air to create havoc.  It is a sad story of betrayal for Zephyr was eventually defeated by Ms Marvel (aka Carol Danvers).  A zephyr, of course, is also a soft gentle breeze that is in stark contrast to the hell-raising of its humanoid form.  These gentle breezes are a key feature of the Denmark region in the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia.  And it is this feature that provides a positive influence on Chardonnay from this region.  

The 2018 Singlefile Family Reserve Chardonnay is from a single vineyard in the Denmark area of Great Southern in Western Australia.  It is a light golden-coloured wine with a brightness that delights. The nose presents peaches, grapefruit, oatmeal and touches of cashews, lifting it up on a gentle breeze.  On the palate this breeze becomes blustery in a good way, with gusts of grapefruit, waves of peaches and flashes of savoury nuttiness on the back palate.  It is a taught and texturally layered palate with lees and nougat.  Unlike the comics, the oak influences and crisp acidity finishes this off beautifully, knowing there is more in the bottle to relive the experience.


Rating94 pts
DrinkNow; 3-10 yrs
TastedApr 2020

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