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Joe Czerwinski

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Wines from Margaret River

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Leeuwin Estate 2006 Art Series Chardonnay (Margaret River)

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  1. $89

Dramatic, with opulent honeyed peach and tropical fruit notes framed by smoky hints of roasted cashew and vanilla. Despite the flamboyant personality and full-bodied richness, there’s also a sense of elegance, and an intense, lingering finish. Drink now–2014, although some folks swear the Art Series will go even longer.

 — J.C.  (7/1/2010)
94
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Cherubino 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)

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  1. $54

Of the three Cherubino 2010 Cabernets, I slightly preferred this one (the blended version), but just by a hair. The nose boasts seductive aromas of cedar, smoke, brown sugar and maple syrup, backed up on the palate by a convergence of chocolaty and meaty flavors that end in a softly dusty finale. Full bodied and supple, it’s drinkable now, but should drink well…

 — J.C.  (10/1/2015)
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Cullen 2012 Kevin John Chardonnay (Margaret River)

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  1. $109

Although Cullen’s latest red wines haven’t always impressed, the quality of the Chardonnay seems to go from great to even greater. This is plump enough to be appealing now, yet with a strong frame of acidity to hold it together for the next 10 or more years. Toasted nuts and fresh pineapple aromas and flavors are exotic upfront, while the lemony finish is long and…

 — J.C.  (6/1/2015)
94
points

Leeuwin Estate 2010 Art Series Chardonnay (Margaret River)

  1. $89

Having earned its reputation as one of Australia’s finest Chardonnays, the challenge is then to maintain that level of quality. The 2010 Art Series certainly does that. Enticing aromas of woodsmoke, peach and pink grapefruit give way to intense flavors of citrus and stone fruit on the palate. It’s full bodied, yet with great focus and length, ending crisply despite…

 — J.C.  (2/1/2014)
93
points

Cherubino 2010 Cowaramup Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)

  1. $54

Cowaramup is a Margaret River subregion. A herbal note adds interest to the aromas, and some lifted red fruit sets this wine apart from Cherubino’s other 2010 Cabernets. Otherwise, it’s pretty similar in its lavish oaking and meaty, savory flavors, but with a bright, mouthwatering finish. Drink now–2020.

 — J.C.  (10/1/2015)
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Cherubino 2010 Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon (Margaret River)

  1. $54

Sourced from the Wilybrup subregion of Margaret River, this is a full-bodied, creamy-textured Cabernet, readily accessible at five years of age. It’s meaty and savory in style, with ample chocolate notes, hints of asphalt and plummy fruit that lead into a long, gently dusty finish. Drink now–2025.

 — J.C.  (10/1/2015)
93
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Cullen 2011 Kevin John Chardonnay (Margaret River)

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  1. $109

Cullen’s Kevin John remains one of Australia’s classiest Chardonnays. The 2011 starts off with delicate scents of toasted almond and ripe pear, then develops strident citrus and tropical-fruit flavors. It’s plump enough in the mouth to satisfy while remaining only medium bodied. The mouthwatering finish seems to last forever. Drink now–2020.

 — J.C.  (10/1/2014)
93
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Cullen 2010 Kevin John Chardonnay (Margaret River)

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  1. $109

One of Australia’s leading Chardonnays, this is wonderfully mouthfilling and fleshy, yet remains cool and sophisticated. Buttery, toasty and nutty notes accent grilled peach and pineapple flavors, all pulled together on the finish by a refreshing squeeze of lime-driven citrus.

 — J.C.  (9/1/2013)
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