Margaret River, South West Australia

Xanadu

Margaret River Chardonnay 2014

Pale Lemon in colour. More in the lean style for Margaret River as compared to the richer “peaches and cream “ style of Cuvées like Leeuwin Art Series and Pierro. The oak has been judiciously dialled back not to overwhelm the more delicate fruit profile of citrus and grapefruit. Finished off with crisp acid. Would have liked a riper fruit profile from this good vintage. Perhaps picking a little later? — 5 days ago

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Vasse Felix

Filius Chardonnay 2017

A pretty #margaretriver #chardonnay - aromas of yellow apple, pear and light honey notes backed by flinty minerality . Medium weight on the tongue, crisp acidity, lemon zest on the finish. There’s definitely a Burgundian character here for a reasonable ~$19 at Costco. — 10 days ago

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Vasse Felix

Margaret River Chardonnay 2019

Yummy. Nutty rich flavourful chard, with some oak too. Up there with best chards so far, happy to buy again. Real nice with cheese too, esp strong Cheddar. Majestic 11.99 — 21 days ago

Wise Wine

Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2018

Great easy drinking wine — 10 days ago

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2016

Ron R
9.5

How nice it is to move away from domestic wines, and relearn that there are equally outstanding examples on other continents - let me introduce you to exhibit A.
This is an Aussie benchmark displaying grapefruit, lemon and a hint of lanolin. Palate is squeaky clean, with a razor-sharp, flinty edge. Finishes long, with tension and weight. Kissed with light oak treatment, and pristine white fruits, this will run well beyond another 15 years. Brilliant.
— 8 days ago

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Scott Rowe

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It’s a classic!!
Ron R

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@John Van Trijp, I’m with you. And price wise’ it’s not expensive.
Mike R

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Love this juice Sir @Ron R

Streicker

Bridgeland Block Margaret River Syrah 2014

Lush and bold without being overheated, cedar, herbaceous, and cherry! — 9 days ago

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Ryan Colthorp

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From the trip?
Jason Keefer

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@Ryan Colthorp nope, just a rando bottle!

Fermoy Estate

Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

See previous note about Fermoy being served at the Danish Royal Wedding. A herbaceous Margaret River Cabernet with geranium, menthol and some green notes on the nose. Black currant, cassis - trace of chocolate on the palate. After an hour in the decanter it was drinking at its peak. Resolved tannins. — a month ago

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Brookland Valley

Estate Chardonnay 2015

See previous notes. Put simply this is a stunning Chardonnay as its Show Record will attest, with at least 5 Trophies including Best Wine in Show at the Royal Hobart International Wine Show. A good combination of citrus and stone fruit with leesy complexity and incredible length of flavour. Demonstrates once again how great Margaret River is for Chardonnay. I’m glad I have 3 bottles left. A huge bargain at $30 per bottle. — 22 days ago

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Domaine Naturaliste

Rebus Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Drinking well but 10+ years left. Good depth of blue@and black fruit with minty eucalypt twist. Still alot of tannin, but fully ripe and fine and powdery. Very good! — 9 days ago

Fire Gully

Margaret River Shiraz 2015

Full flavour but also quite light. Went amazingly well with a combination of fish and rich red meats. Amazing body and beautiful lingering after-taste. — 20 days ago

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