Domaine Naturaliste Chardonnay ‘Artus’ 2020Regular price $48.00
Artus is an artistic translation of the local Gin Gin clone into wine. It is a provocative, complex and textural wine exuding the seductive spirit of “old world” chardonnay. The vines have been managed to allow only dappled light into the fruiting zone. This promotes flavor development, low tannins and bright levels of natural acidity.
Flavours of fresh nectarines and candied pecan nuts are supported by aromas of poached pears and marzipan.
Lime, pear, honey biscuits, vanilla and spice, a flicker of struck match. It’s powerful and slick, some custard powder and lime pie richness, something more nutty and savoury, tight and juicy acidity to balance with fine chalk dust feel, and a long gently buttery, yet fresh finish. Grand style of Margaret River Chardonnay on show here.
95 Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front