Category Archives: Western Australia

2007 West Cape Howe Winery Chardonnay Western Australia

west_cape_howe I had this blind last week, and it was not the unwooded version. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, apple, pear, white peach, lemon, bread, honeysuckle, funky sea shell, some earth, and some oak detected. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, peach, lemon zest, kiwi, flint, funk, some oak, some minerality, nice body, medium+ acidity the rest of the group thought was out of whack. I liked this wine and reminded me of Bourgogne Blanc.    

2006 Evans & Tate Chardonnay Margaret River

I have liked the past few vintages a lot, and the 06 did not disappoint me. Very nice nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, popcorn, bread, minerality, apple, pear, citrus, some oak, and some earth too. On the palate, dry, broad array of flavors, the citrus really cleans away the popcorn flavors. Med acidity, moderate finish, modestly…Continue Reading

2005 Leeuwin Estate Artist Series Riesling

Everybody calls their Chard the best out of Australia, I tend to agree, but the other wines they make warrant some attention, and happen to be reasonably price. Platinum moving to straw in color, medium intensity. On the nose,aroma, of med+ intensity, peach, apricot, lime zest and a lot of it, wet rock minerality, a…Continue Reading

2005 Leeuwin Artist Series Riesling

Golden straw in color and intriguing just in the color. On the palate, white peach, floral, petrol, lime zest, and tropical fruit, papaya and citrus, with a very strong mineral backbone. A brilliant acidity and balance. This wine has a weight unusual for Riesling. The petrol dominates, but there is a tremendous amount of depth…Continue Reading