2009 Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay
This superb wine encapsulates all of the hallmark characteristics of a classic Margaret River Chardonnay. Hand-picked and basket pressed with partial wild yeast and malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques, this wine retains elegance and precision. The white peach and grapefruit flavours are made further complex by a nutty and a creamy mouth feel which is followed by a wonderful, lingering finish. Enjoy now or will cellar a further five years.
2010 Reserve ‘The Satyr’ Margaret River (limited stock)
Bottled in June 2011, this wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. After small batch ferment with manual plunging, the varieties were then transferred to French oak barriques to finish primary and malolactic ferment and a further 12 months of ageing, providing balance, softness and complexity. Displaying beautiful, fresh red currant characteristics and structured tannins, this wine will continue to evolve over coming years. Perfect to drink now or can be cellared for up to 20 years.
2011 Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay (Sold Out 15 Sept 2013)
This was an outstanding vintage for early picked whites. The intensity of fruit and balance is incredible and reflects the magnificent fruit characteristics of the Willyabrup vineyard. Its greater depth of flavour and perfect harmony between all layers of this fine wine made it a pleasure to make – from fermentation through to bottling. Released in May 2013, its first showing produced a Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards, as well as a Blue-Gold Award and Top 100 Wine of the Competition at the Sydney International Wine Competition. Designed to age, this wine will evolve over the next five to 10 years.
2011 Reserve ‘The Satyr’ Margaret River
The best parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Merlot were carefully selected from the Willyabrup vineyard for this superb wine. A small portion of Malbec was added to enhance its perfume and juicy palate weight. Aromas of intense red currant and blackberry are supported by plum, black olive, fresh tobacco leaf, cocoa and truffle notes. The palate is both huge and velvety, with the fruit and savoury notes tightly held together by the Petit Verdot structure. The finish is seamless with ripe tannins and integrated French oak. The wine is unfined to provide a structure and can be cellared for 20 years.
2012 Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
A new addition to the stable, this fruit-driven wine exhibits aromas of passionfruit, snow peas and capsicum, with a floral lift that adds to its approachability. The palate retains all of these characters with the Semillon adding structure, longevity and enhancing its long, herbaceous finish. To be enjoyed now or over the next year.
2012 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine highlights how beautiful this hallmark variety of the Margaret River region can be. It is a sophisticated wine with complex aromas of red currant, blueberry and plum with savoury tones of black olive, fresh tobacco leaf and cocoa notes. It displays a lush palate with generous fruit and savoury notes, which are balanced with a rich, seamless finish. To be enjoyed now and for a further five years.