Brouwerij West

Vasse Felix

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Similar notes to 29 weeks ago. A classical Margaret River nose - herbs, geranium, bay leaf and cassis. A medium weight palate without the weight of the top Cuvée the Heytesbury. — 10 days ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2014

I have a hard time believing that you can pull this much weight from Chardonnay and still have a significant acidic backbone without having added exogenous acid to the mix...otherwise very good — 20 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Has been an excellent Chardonnay for a long time in Australia and does cellar. I have had excellent examples over 10+ years of age. Usually in the fuller bodied peaches and cream style with a dried pear character. I would have thought natural acidity.
Bob McDonald

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Also 2014 was a very good vintage in Margaret River as will 2018 when released.
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@Bob McDonald thanks Bob i will surely keep my eye out actually not easy to find it here in Quebec. As for the acidity it is just my own hypothesis i have never seen this level of weight and acidity co-exist in a white before so just surprised

Cullen Wines

Vanya Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

At my Cabernet tasting on the weekend. Thanks for bringing this gem Ken Gargett. This is Cullen’s top Cuvée - I had never tried before. One of those wines that is so balanced and medium bodied that you don’t think it will cellar whereas in reality it will cellar for 30 years. There was some lively discussion on this point at the table. Plum and dark cherry notes. A wonderful wine but a little expensive. Postscript: Only 261 bottles made. — 25 days ago

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Larry Cherubino

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Ron R
9.3

We loved this. Fruit forward with no signs of aging. 13.5% abv. Comes across as a cool climate example. My mates down under are getting it done. — 10 days ago

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@Ron R A producer that is new to me . I like that alcohol number .
Hugh O'Riordan

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I like Aussie wines. I birdwatched at Margaret River for 5 days. Didn’t have this wine. It’s a beautiful country
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I remembering visiting Xanadu winery. I recall about 20 k of vines with roses until we reached winery! Very beautiful winery

Woodlands

Alma May Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Wine No. 8 in the field of 8 Cabernets from the 2009 vintage tasted blind and it proved to be the consensus Winner by a narrow margin over the Les Forts. I loved this and the Palmer 8 years ago at the Cape Mentelle tasting and they remain stunning wines. A wonderful perfume of red flowers, plums, and earth. Medium to Full Bodied with great length. Two of the tasters, long time wine professional, Ken Gargett and Dr Mark Welsh ( head of the Chevaliers in Australia) each gave this wine 98 points. This was Margaret River at its best. Bravo Woodlands and the Watson Family!! — 23 days ago

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Clive McNish

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Nice selection of wines, looks like it was a great I’d evening
Bob McDonald

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I still have to post some random wines brought by the guests - some of which were stellar. Me being the host provided the 8 Cabernets tasted blind.

L.A.S Vino

Franco Margaret River Cabernet Franc 2018

Sexiest bottle full of Cab Franc love. Recently had the 2013 and oh so divine. Luck Art Science. — 21 days ago

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Hirsch Vineyards

West Ridge Pinot Noir 2018

So light and full of life! — 10 days ago

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Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Wine No. 6 of the 8 Cabernets we tasted blind on Saturday. The idea for this tasting came from Cape Mentelle who annually have an International Cabernet tasting at the winery in WA where they have the confidence to put their wine up against the best Cabernets in the world every year. This has all of the classic Cabernet descriptors of black olive, red fruits, cigar box etc. Ranked #6 of the 8 Cabernets we tasted on the day. Again needs to be cellared to realise its ultimate potential. — 23 days ago

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Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Tough break when you score 9.5 and still only come 6th on the evenings rankings 😃
Bob McDonald

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@Clive McNish That’s right Clive. There were some good wines there. To be fair the rankings for the tasting were judged on a consensus. I gave this wine 95 points but the consensus was 92.66.
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The consensus was the average of 9 tasters.

Cullen Wines

Diana Madeline Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

On Saturday I conducted a Cabernet tasting at home with 8 mates. The theme was 2009 Bordeaux v Margaret River. See previous note of 80 weeks ago. Wine No. 3. A nice red pepper note amongst the leafiness, cedar and red fruits. Wonderful balance which is a hallmark of Cullen Cabernet. More elegance than power. — 23 days ago

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Happs

Margaret River Semillon 2013

Easy going medium plus bodied white that surprises with herbs and spice as if kissed by lemongrass, mezcal, and cilantro. — 14 days ago

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