2012 Mantra 'Muse' Chardonnay - Amato Vino
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2012 Mantra ‘Muse’ Chardonnay

$50.00

The flagship Chardonnay under Mantra. Drives a fine line between richness & complexity on the one hand, and crisp, ethereal minerality on the other. Brad’s best wine to-date according to James Halliday.

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The Muse Chardonnay highlights all that is spectacular about Margaret River Chardonnay ­‐ rich, ripe melon and fig, mineral peach and spicy nuttiness, toasty oak and creamy texture. A crisp minerality is exuded now in its relative youth, however the layers of lush flavour and textural richness coat the palate and linger long after the last mouthful.

50% Dijon-95 clone with 50% Gin-Gin clone from two Wilyabrup sites. Fermented in 25% new oak and matured for 10 months.

Reviews (4)

4 reviews for 2012 Mantra ‘Muse’ Chardonnay

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    Brad

    There is no question that this wine has greater class and presence than the other wines in the portfolio. The varietal fruit expression is especially fresh and vibrant, and has effortlessly absorbed the oak in which it was fermented; the piercing acidity holds all the facets of the wine together and lengthens the finish immeasurably – 95 Points.
    James Halliday Wine Companion

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    Brad

    Spicy cedar oak, lemon, pear, nectarine. Cool and modern style, but flavoursome, good acid, pear and citrus, a layer of spicy oak – fruit power and good wood – not much artifice but not too much fruit and wood either – all just so, and an attractive regional and varietal mix it is to boot. Fresh finish of spice and bright lemony/grapefruit sweetness. Almond biscuit in there too. Lovely wine – 94 points.
    Gary Walsh – Winefront

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    Brad

    I had this open for three days and it not only got better as it warmed up from the fridge, it got better as time passed. Stone fruit, citrus, peach, cucumber and exotic spice – fennel and cinnamon – aromas lead to intense lemon, grapefruit, cinnamon and stone fruit flavours. It tastes lovely. Smooth and textural, with lively acid and a light grip from ageing in oak barrels. 4+1/2 Stars.
    Ben Thomas – The Weekly Review

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    Brad

    Five Margaret River estates deserve to be singled out for their fast pace of ascension, (including Mantra) setting an exciting pace for the region in turning the focus toward a more subtle and delicate style of elegant, textural detail.
    Decanter Magazine – May 2013

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