2016 Watershed Senses Margaret River Chardonnay

2016 Watershed Senses Margaret River Chardonnay

Recommendations

Elegant and refined Margaret River Chardonnay from the Watershed winery, this has complexity of flavour and clever nutty oak over classic Margaret River grapefruit acidity. Smart mid weight Chardonnay with 2 gold medals to its name.

Expert Reviews

96 Points - James Halliday's Wine CompanionThe combination of high quality cool grown grapes and sensitive winemaking has produced this lovely chardonnay, the first release of a chardonnay in the Senses range. Delicacy teams with intensity (an oxymoron if ever there was one), grapefruit, white peach and nectarine the drivers, not the oak.

Tech stuff

13.0
Margaret River
2016
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2020
750ml

How's it taste?

Lifted aromas of citrus and stronefruit with hints of flint and cashew. On the palate, delicate yet intense with lovely white peach, nectarine and grapefruit flavours intertwined with a creamy texture from seven months barrel fermentation in French oak. Good natural minerality which provides balance and leads to a long, crisp finish. A wine of intense flavours, texture and complexity - simply delicious.

How was it made?

This single vineyard chardonnay has been produced using selected fruit from the Watershed estate vineyard. Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak barriques has created an intense and complex wine.

Who made it?

The Watershed vineyard is situated almost 5km south of Western Australia’s Margaret River region. The first vines were established in 2001 to form the largest initial vineyard planting in the district. The modern Watershed winery is one of the few major producers in Margaret River with the capacity to satisfy international wine market demand. Watershed’s owners selected the vineyard site after extensive testing confirmed ideal soils for premium wine grape production. Chief winemaker, Severine Logan brings a broad base of knowledge to the Watershed team. After study in France, she gained wide ranging experience in wineries throughout Australia. The driving force behind Watershed Wines is geared towards achieving outstanding results.

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