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, Umamu Estate
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Umamu Estate, Margaret River 2008
Decanter average score:
17.25ts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Andrew Jefford 17.5 Roger Jones 18 Alessandro Marchesan 16.5
Elegant, complex nose with barrel-fermented notes and ripe stone fruit character. On the palate there’s a lovely mix of stone fruit, oats and ground almonds, and it has vinosity and sinew, too: just what you want for a mealtime Chardonnay.
Price £28 Harlington Wine
Drink 2015–2025
Alc 13.8%

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