Wednesday, April 7, 2010


- Margaret River, WA
- $35-$54
- Screwcap
- 13.2%alc

It's a pleasure to see Voyager Estate's Chardonnay return to top form in 2007, regaining its place among Australia's better renditions of the variety. The superlative chardonnay standards consistently set by the likes of Voyager Estate and Cape Mentelle for around $40 retail, must surely put added pressure on the regional icons of Pierro and Leeuwin Estate to perform at a higher level. Indeed, Margaret River chardonnay looks to be in very good shape right now.

Clean and ably restrained in its pristinely fruited nose, this bright, youthful chardonnay harmoniously marries lemon cake, grapefruit, quince and white nectarine aromas with a carefully judged touch of creamy, nutty vanilla oak in a fruit focused and perfumed fashion, however, it becomes more nutty and savoury with extended aeration. Full, creamy and smooth on entry, its superbly balanced and presented palate is wonderfully pure in its tightly wound grapefruit, mineral, citrus and nutty oak flavour profile, yet deceptively sumptuous in texture, allowing a seamless interweaving of bright and fluffy, polished acids to carry the wine towards a long finish marked by enduring undertones of creamy, baked soft white cheese and sparkling citrus flavour.

ü+ Spotless and stylish; it's a complete package that's beautifully set for the chardonnay section of your cellar. Drink to 2015.
95 points

1 comment:

  1. I find the Voyager Chardonnay has pretty amazing complexity for its price point.