Mix of Whites
Denmark, Western Australia
Two bottles each of the 2011, 2012 and 2013. All three of these wines have been recently tasted and look absolutely stunning – drinking beautifully at the moment with the 2013 still showing youth and primary fruit. The three vintages were submitted for review last year in Halliday’s Wine Companion and all three received very high scores from Erin Larkin. If you are passionate about your Chardonnay then do not miss this offer!
James Halliday Companion 2022 writes ... Reserve Chardonnay 2011 “Hand-picked fruit, whole-bunch pressed, both wild and inoculated ferment in seasoned French oak, partial MLF (15%). Golden in colour in 2021, the wine is rich with Golden Delicious apples, lemon oil, vermouth (Martini Bianco), bitter walnuts, alpine herbs and vanilla Tina wafers. This has a lot going for it, but it's at its peak currently: another 12-18 months from now and the characters may start to turn. Perfect if you want to drink aged chardonnay NOW – and you didn't even have to age it yourself. Bingo.” 91/100
Reserve Chardonnay 2012 “A brave choice to submit a bottle-aged chardonnay, bit one laden with confidence. A deep yellow, shimmering with life. Cantaloupe, white melon and a truffled leesy note melded with vanilla pod oak. A gentle thrum of acidity gives linger.” 91/100
Reserve Chardonnay 2013 “Seldom does one experience chardonnay from an estate with the confidence to release them with bottle age. Here lies an exception. Still youthful, with the only hint of age the slightly resinous yellow hue. Otherwise, a Dorian Grey of a wine with hints of green mango, papaya and cashew careening along seams of bright, tangy acidity and pillars of well nestled oak (40% new). Long and energetic.” 93/100
Mix of Whites