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Voyager Estate Margaret River Chardonnay

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Cracka Review

Why would you drink Leeuwin Estate at $100 per bottle when you can get just as good, if not better at 1/3 of the price? Powerful Margaret River fruit, creamy toasty oak with brilliant length. I could drink this all day and probably will. 5 stars all the way from the first sip to the last

Winemaker's Notes

This Chardonnay displays ripe stone fruits, dried pear, tropical fruits and noticeable creamy nuttiness from the lees contact. The early picking, wild fermentation, use of grape solids, and ongoing batonage gives the wine complexity and balance. These winemaking techniques combined with high quality French oak produce a wine with ample flavour and texture, yet still refined and structured, as all Voyager Estate Chardonnays are.

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Voyager Estate Margaret River Chardonnay

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Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Now ripe up there with the very best from Margaret River as far as Chardonnay. This is stunning, bringing deep intensity and power to a refine elegant palate that floats effortlessly to a long persistent finish. Mealy grapefruit flavours with a minerally finish. Palate length is a feature of this super wine.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
A great vintage for Voyager, and one in which the opulence of white peach, persimmon, fig and cashew nut oak is offset by restrained, zesty grapefruit and lingering minerality.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Lovely complete and complex wine developing richness and depth. Great lemon, pear and grilled nut combination of aromas, and a long, well-balanced, intensely flavoured palate. 5+
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
After the green-tinged appearance in the glass, the first striking thing about this wine is the purity and clarity that it exhibits on the nose. Smells of fine grapefruit and lemon citrus, some nectarine and white peach, and gently floral fragrance are all pristine and elegant. The palate's brightly stated, with crisp, crunchy acidity; the oak weighs in a little more here, showing spice and cedary nutty flavour. Finishes crisp and chalky.
The Good Wine Guide
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Stylish, elegant and focused, this rather tight, silky and finely controlled chardonnay has as delicate floral perfume of grapefruit, melon and citrusy fruit, lightly toasty oak, grilled nuts and creamy, leesy undertones backed by cloves and cinnamon. Long and savoury, its pristine, crystalline fruit is tightly underpinned by a fine chalkiness, finishing long and restrained, with a pure core of flavour, complex bakery notes and a mineral aspect wrapped up with a taut and finely balanced acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2010
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
In the top tier of Margaret River chardonnay (and hence Australia's) with stone fruit, melon and grapefruit flavours; has soaked up barrel ferment in French oak (40% new) and 12 months' maturation, leaving just a trace of nuttiness
Australian Wine Companion 2010
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
The impressive green tinge in the glass hints at the youthful purity that's in store. Smells of nectarine, toasty oak, grilled hazelnuts and nougat; some spiced fig and peach too. The palate's etched with fine acid, and crunchy fruit runs the distance, building nougat and cashew nuts through the back. This tightens as it travels, wrenching a tight, mouth-watering finish. Brilliant.
The Good Wine Guide
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Tight, classy number with subtle melon/citrus fragrances and crisp, austere lemon rind palate. "Yyummy," said one judgel. Definite keeper. 3-5

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