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, Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre
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Fraser Gallop Estate, Parterre, Wilyabrup, Margaret River 2011
Decanter average score:
17ts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Andrew Jefford 16.5 Roger Jones 17.5 Alessandro Marchesan 17
Soft, delicate nose of complex, layered fruit with lovely ripe stone fruit evolving. The palate is elegant, not overly oaky, lean, long, vinous, poised and fresh. Well-integrated oak with a long, bright finish.
Price £16–£19 Berkmann, Hailsham Cellars, The Whalley Wine Shop, The Wine Library
Drink 2015–2018
Alc 13.5%