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, Rockcliffe
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Rockcliffe, Denmark, Great Southern 2011
Decanter average score:
17.5ts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Andrew Jefford 17 Roger Jones 18 Alessandro Marchesan 17.75
Elegant barrel-fermented, complex nose with a delicate fruit character. Multi-layered palate with secondary fruit notes of apricots and sweet pineapple and hints of toasty brioche on the finish. Refreshing but with lovely texture – a very precise wine which will age well, like a Meursault.
Price N/A UK rockcliffe.com.au
Drink 2014–2020
Alc 13%