Hamelin Bay `Five Ashes` Reserve Chardonnay 2007
- Western Australia,
- Margaret River
- Hamelin Bay Wines
- Oaked Style
- Body Style
- Full bodied
- Dry / Sweet Style
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Organic / Biodynamic
Margaret River is Western Australia`s premier and fashionable vineyard region. Situated along the coast three hours south of Perth, this picturesque region is exposed to the effects of the Indian Ocean currents. Margaret River is reknowned for producing Australia`s premier cool climate wines. Ultra chic and trendy, most producers are high quality,small and boutique with an emphasis on Sauvignon Blanc, Semilion and Chardonnay for whites and the classic Bordeaux red varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This region has received much critical acclaim from journalists and afficienados of the wine industry. A region already established as one of Australia`s finest, but still young in global terms, there is still much potential to be unleashed.
The Hamelin Bay winery is located at Karridale in the southern point of the region within a few miles of the ocean. The 63 acre `Five Ashes Vineyard` is located on well drained gravel soils and faces north across the valley to gain the suns` warmth in this cool region. The wines themselves are an expression of the natural beauty and uniqueness of the area, the fruit ripens with an intensity of flavour and richness of character. Owned by the Drake-Brockman family, who have a long association with the area, they have in recent years, achieved great recognition and awards for their range of outstanding wines.
This wine comes from the chic cool climate region on Australia`s west coast. A richly aromatic and complex single vineyard Chardonnay, aged for nine months in French oak barrique. Pale yellow with subtle green tinge in colour, with powerful aromas of quince and fig, shrouded in floral citrus on the nose. Powerful yet restrained, the wine has medium to full weight balance with mineral acidity, and finishes with excellent persistence.
A richly aromatic and complex single vineyard Chardonnay, aged for nine months in French oak barrique. Pale yellow with subtle green tinge in colour, with powerful aromas of quince and fig, shrouded in floral citrus on the nose.
Serve with any seafood dish, particularly those with lemon or cream based sauces.
James Halliday - 5 Stars, 94 points. Ray Jordans 2010 WA Wine Guide 95 points. John Lewis 5 Stars.
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