Western Australian Chardonnay: panel tasting results

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Margaret River dominated but, despite taking most of the top marks, our panel warned the region against a creeping complacency, and praised the state's smaller regions. See the top 11 Western Australian Chardonnays from our tasting as featured in the June 2013 magazine issue...
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Western Australian Chardonnay, Driftwood
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Driftwood, Margaret River 2011
Decanter average score:
18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores:
Andrew Jefford 17 Roger Jones 19 Alessandro Marchesan 18.5
A savoury Marmite nose, with lots of hazelnuts and a little mushroom too. Rich and opulent palate of lovely lingering ripe peaches and roasted nectarines. Well-integrated oak and a long, elegant finish.
Price £13.99 (2008) Peter Osborne
Drink 2014–2025
Alc 14%