Xanadu Stevens Road Chardonnay 2020 2023 Winner

An outstanding wine from the very first encounter, there’s an X-factor here that elevates the variety. Quality fruit is as strong as the currency, while judicious application of winemaking seasons the wine at a pitch-perfect level. A svelte, elegant expression, with a juicy, upfront balance of stone fruits and creamy nougat characters shot through with saline minerality and a sense of freshness. A standout for all the right reasons.