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Cassandra Charlick: My top Western Australian wines of 2023

Decanter's Western Australia correspondent Cassandra Charlick shares the 10 bottles that resonated most with her from a year of trips and tastings, highlighting gems from Margaret River, Pemberton, Great Southern and Perth Hills – as well as California's Napa Valley.

It’s an interesting task to reflect back on the year that was to tease out 10 top wines. What is it that makes a top wine anyway?

For me, it doesn’t necessarily equate to perfection. Yes, it must have the markers of a well-made wine: harmony, balance, complexity and length. But, above all, it must be truthful and exciting – and it must tell the story of a place and the people who made it.

Scroll down for tasting notes and scores of Cassandra Charlick’s 10 top wines of 2023

Cassandra Charlick: My top wines of 2023

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