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, 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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