James Halliday Wine Companion 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

5/5 Stars

‘Best Wineries of Region’, Margaret River

‘Best of the Best by Variety’, Chardonnay


2011 EVOI Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay

Gold Medal – 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards, London

Top100/Blue Gold (Judged with Food) – 2013 Sydney International Wine Show

James Halliday Wine Companion 2014                        94/100 points


2010 EVOI Reserve "The Satyr"

Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide 2012                                             96/100 points

Gold Medal – 2011 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition

Gold Medal – 2011 WA Boutique Wine Show

Gold Medal – 2012 WA Boutique Wine Show


2010 EVOI Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay

Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide 2012                                             94/100 points

“This slightly wild and funky Chardonnay has been one of my favourite Chardonnays over the past few years.”


2009 EVOI Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay

James Halliday Wine Companion 2011        5/5 glasses          96/100 points

“Retains elegance, precision and length, the white peach and grapefruit flavours complexed by nutty/creamy notes ex-barrel fermentation; has great length.”


2008 EVOI Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay

James Halliday Wine Companion 2010        5/5 glasses         95/100 points

Bright straw-green; an extremely seductive style, with wild yeast fermentation and partial MLF in no way obscuring the nectarine and white peach fruit; the oak is likewise subtle, the powerful finish all about its essential fruit character.

Ray Jordan's WA Wine Guide 2010                                         94/100 points

“A very good follow-up to the initial 2007 release.  It shows a similarity in style and winemaking with slightly more minerally character evident on the nose and the palate.  Interesting mix of white peach, cereal and grapefruit on the nose while the multi-layered palate shows excellent structure and texture that carries to a long finish.  Promising stuff.”


2007 EVOI Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay

Ray Jordan's WA Wine Guide 2010                                       93/100 points

“This is an impressive Chardonnay from this new producer in Margaret River.  Winemaker Nigel Ludlow takes handcrafting to a new degree with just two barrels made.  Gets all the treatment with basket pressing, barrel fermentation and some partial malolactic fermentation.  Rich and concentrated wine of great complexity with waves of nectarine, grapefruit and white peach.  The oak use is outstanding.  This is a winemaker to watch."