Nose: Lifted, white flowers, citrus, mealy notes, ginger
Palate: Tightly wound, complex, creamy, savoury, saline finish
Food match: On its own or with grilled shellfish
Oak: French oak, 11 months, 40% new, 52% one year old
Colour: Pale straw
An unusually cool, late season with below average January temperatures contributing to a two-week delay in harvest. Moderate weather was perfect for steady ripening, with slow sugar accumulation, flavour development and natural acidity. Challenges included bird pressure and untimely humidity, however our meticulously and organically farmed vines produced outstanding wines.
2018: Tightly wound, with layers of vibrant sweet citrus fruits, dried pear & subtle hints of hazelnut and spice. Great line and length, with a silky texture and attractive dry savoury note. The perfect ripening conditions experienced in 2018 produced a truly classic expression of Margaret River Chardonnay which not only drinks well now, in its youth, but has all the power and structure to live on for many years. Drink now - 2033
2017: One of the coolest and latest seasons we've seen with the milder ripening conditions producing an outstanding expression of our MJW Chardonnay. Fragrant aromas of sweet lemon and grapefruit mingle with delicate floral nuances and underlying flinty notes. The tightly wound palate displays Meyer lemon, grapefruit pith, white nectarine and subtle hints of spice, a fine creamy texture, an attractive savoury element and a clean saline mineral edge. Drink now to 2032.
2016: Displaying a bright pale straw colour, this pinnacle wine conveys attractive aromas of citrus fruit and pear mingled with delicate floral nuances and underlying flinty notes. The tightly wound palate displays layers of vibrant sweet citrus fruits and dried pear with subtle hints of spice. The wine displays exceptional purity with a fine texture and an attractive savoury element, which contributes complexity to the palate, finishing with a clean saline mineral edge. Drink now to 2031.
2014: (labelled Tom Price Chardonnay) The pinnacle of our Chardonnay production, this is the first and only Chardonnay labelled Tom Price. It displays the hallmark concentrated citrus fruit flavours from the Gin Gin clone seamlessley balanced with the palate weight and texture of Clone 95. Pale straw with hints of green. Subtle aromas of citrus fruit and pear with delicate floral nuances and underlying flinty notes. The complex and textural palate displays vibrant citrus elements with a fine, delicate creamy oak nuance, underpinned by balanced natural acidity on the finish. Drink now to 2029.