We are very pleased to announce the release of our 2021 Palladian Chardonnay and our 2019 Palladian Cabernet. Both wines have been exciting wine judges and critics alike with their unique Wilyabrup characteristics.
ABOUT THE 2021 PALLADIAN CHARDONNAY
Made with fruit from 23-year-old Gingin clone vines, the 2021 Palladian Chardonnay was handpicked, whole-bunch pressed, wild fermented in French puncheons (100% new) and matured for 10 months. One hundred percent new oak may sound like a lot, but in the case of this wine, the power of the fruit has absorbed the oak, leaving not a trace save the texture and enhanced spice in the mouth.
"This is marvellous— The low-alcohol, earlier-picked style of the Palladian (12.5% alcohol this year) brings a level of finesse and precision that, in this glass, makes for mouthwatering drinking. An exemplar wine that shows elegance and tension." - Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 97 points
"Sea spray, spicy biscuit ginger oak, almond and crème brulée, ripe lime and pink grapefruit. Intense and concentrated, flinty with some creamy gloss, tangy preserved lemon flavours, green apple, tight and very long. No shortage of drive and structure here, that’s for sure. It should be quite something with a few more years in bottle."
- The Wine Front, 95+ points
ABOUT THE 2019 PALLADIAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
A very pretty aromatic wine redolent with dark cherry, boysenberry, Doris plum and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. The body is a medium-bodied and colour pale crimson. The balance and seamless nature are extraordinary given that it’s 100 % pure Cabernet Sauvignon.
Soft, plush and long with blackcurrant, plums and rhubarb on the palate and a finish that is extraordinarily long. A seductively textured wine with soft papery tannins.
"What a lovely wine. The 2019 Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon has the three P's to success: poise, perfume and precision. I don't think that's how the saying goes... but it should. The mid-palate fruit is gently fleshy and satisfying, and everything is in place in this supremely elegant wine." - Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 95 points
"A juicy and balanced cabernet sauvignon with redcurrant, currant bush and rose petal. Medium to full body. Medium, round tannins and a focused finish." - James Suckling