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...
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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