Moderated by the cool oceans that border it, the Western Australia wine region is one of Australia’s most temperate grape growing regions. Margaret River is justly famous for the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, while other Western Australian GIs, such as Great Southern and Frankland River, excel with Riesling and Shiraz. Wine Enthusiast’s Western Australia wine guide features hundreds of Western Australia wine ratings and Western Australia wine reviews.
Grassy and herbal, this is a slightly pungent rendition of the classic white Bordeaux grapes. It’s simultaneously herbaceous and stony, lacking a bit of flesh in the midpalate, but would serve well to wash down raw oysters.
Starts with mainly melon aromas, but there’s also some peach and a hint of smokiness to add a bit of nuance. Round and soft in the mouth, with melon and citrus flavors. A slight nuttiness acts to diminish the overt fruit while adding a deeper bass note. Drink now
This 75-25 blend is pretty neutral in character; with effort, it's possible to suss out hints of fresh dill, bergamot and graphite. The wine just seems too restrained for its own good.
Bold and a bit heavy-handed, with prominent vanilla and sawdust aromas that dominate the melon fruit. Dry in the mouth, this wine finishes with a pleasant lemon and toffee note. Drink now.