Stella Bella

Margaret River Chardonnay

8.933 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Chip Hughes

Always have preferred Margaret River wines, especially during the Australian Dark Ages. Fresh, direct, not terribly complex...yet honestly made in a sort of late-‘80s white Burgundy vein. #stellabella #margaretriver

Always have preferred Margaret River wines, especially during the Australian Dark Ages. Fresh, direct, not terribly complex...yet honestly made in a sort of late-‘80s white Burgundy vein. #stellabella #margaretriver

Sep 5th, 2018
Richard Jennings

Appealing, almond, lemon gelee, lemon curd nose; tasty, youthful, refreshing, tart lemon, mineral, lemon gelee, almond palate with medium acidity; should go 20+ years; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Appealing, almond, lemon gelee, lemon curd nose; tasty, youthful, refreshing, tart lemon, mineral, lemon gelee, almond palate with medium acidity; should go 20+ years; medium-plus finish 92+ points

Feb 25th, 2017
Stephen Howell

Manager Vintage Cellars Applecross, Perth, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

9.6

Seriously good, edgy, energetic and intense! All this despite 100% malo which imparts a wonderful creamy texture. Oak balance is spot on.

Seriously good, edgy, energetic and intense! All this despite 100% malo which imparts a wonderful creamy texture. Oak balance is spot on.

Nov 25th, 2016
Adam Jesberger

Incredible value, drinks like a ripe white burgundy.

Incredible value, drinks like a ripe white burgundy.

Jul 6th, 2016
Stephen Howell

Manager Vintage Cellars Applecross, Perth, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

9.6

Really clear French oak, great texture and some really zingy apricot.
Just love wine like this when it is young!

Really clear French oak, great texture and some really zingy apricot.
Just love wine like this when it is young!

Nov 20th, 2015
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

⚡️New Release⚡️

This 2016 Chardy is a recent release from the team at Stella Bella in Margaret River and retails for approximately $36. For this Chardonnay Stella Bella focus on Burgundian winemaking methods and use fine grain french oak for maturation.

It's a light yellow on the eye 👀 with a fleck of green. The nose 👃 is creamy and nutty with a distinct floral bouquet and hints of refreshing minerality. While on the palate it has a lovely smooth vanilla oakiness comes through intertwined with flavours of orchard fruits (nectarine, peach 🍑 etc) and a dollop of honey 🍯 It's not in your face, very approachable and I reckon it'd accompany a roast chicken 🍗 wonderfully.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #tcweekdaywine
#tctastingnotes

⚡️New Release⚡️

This 2016 Chardy is a recent release from the team at Stella Bella in Margaret River and retails for approximately $36. For this Chardonnay Stella Bella focus on Burgundian winemaking methods and use fine grain french oak for maturation.

It's a light yellow on the eye 👀 with a fleck of green. The nose 👃 is creamy and nutty with a distinct floral bouquet and hints of refreshing minerality. While on the palate it has a lovely smooth vanilla oakiness comes through intertwined with flavours of orchard fruits (nectarine, peach 🍑 etc) and a dollop of honey 🍯 It's not in your face, very approachable and I reckon it'd accompany a roast chicken 🍗 wonderfully.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #tcweekdaywine
#tctastingnotes

Jul 11th, 2017
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

We picked this wee bottle of 2012 Chardonnay up from the Stella Bella cellar door in Margaret River a couple of months ago.

It's a soft yellow colour on the eye with toasty oak, buttered corn, camomile and peaches on the nose. The palate gives me flavours of spiced apples & hazelnuts with a decent oak backbone and a nice citrus (grapefruit) finish.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds
#tcweekdaywine

We picked this wee bottle of 2012 Chardonnay up from the Stella Bella cellar door in Margaret River a couple of months ago.

It's a soft yellow colour on the eye with toasty oak, buttered corn, camomile and peaches on the nose. The palate gives me flavours of spiced apples & hazelnuts with a decent oak backbone and a nice citrus (grapefruit) finish.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds
#tcweekdaywine

Dec 20th, 2015
Muralee Murugesu

Nice 👍

Nice 👍

Mar 9th, 2019
Fredrik Graver

Had it with a roast pork. Delicious and fantastic long finish.

Had it with a roast pork. Delicious and fantastic long finish.

Mar 13th, 2017
Kai Wang

Tamed

Tamed

May 14th, 2016