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, Vasse Felix Heytesbury
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Vasse Felix, Heytesbury, Margaret River 2011
Decanter average score:
17.5ts/20 (91/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Andrew Jefford 17 Roger Jones 18.5 Alessandro Marchesan 17.5
Savoury, nutty and toasty brioche aromas with soft honey notes and perhaps a hint of butterscotch. Rich and complex on the palate with pink grapefruit and lime flavours evolving. Zingy and fresh finish that is elegant and exciting. A very classic Margaret River Chardonnay.
Price £35 Negociants
Drink 2015–2025
Alc 13%

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