Ballandean Estate Malvasia 2023 - QWine Reviews

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Ballandean Estate Malvasia 2023


Things have been shaken up quite literally at Ballandean Estate with this cloudy Malvasia now on the books. With an appearance that looks more like limoncello, it has equal levels of freshness and interest.

New winemaker Boxi Zhen gives this Malvasia time on lees with regular stirring to build texture. Bottled without fining or filtration, it's a very different and welcome change to the normally conservative approach from this Granite Belt icon producer.

It opens with scents of candied ginger, arrowroot biscuits, canned pear, white nectarines and baked apple. The veneers of interest keep coming with cut parsley and an ever so soft cinnamon and white pepper spice. Ribbons of fine spices sit at the core of this wine with a delicate creaminess framed by a squeeze of lemon juice. A fine layer of texture is seemingly painted on leading to a long and persistent finish. Considered, curious and delicious - nicely done.

Drink now.


Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $32
Source: Sample

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