James Halliday awarded 96 points to the 2018 Parterre Chardonnay and included it in the "wow-factor whites" in the latest Halliday magazine published today.
It follows an immensely successful, multi-award winning 2017 Parterre Chardonnay, and winemaker Clive Otto is confident this new vintage will be just as well received by critics and wine appreciators alike.
Huon Hooke awarded it 95 points, calling it "a ripping chardonnay and great value at the price."
Limited stocks of the 2017 Parterre Chardonnay are still available and the 2018 Parterre Chardonnay is available on pre-release, with the official release due in a matter of weeks.
A fresh fruit-driven bouquet introduces a palate that flows without interruption to the finish and aftertaste.
- James Halliday, Wine Companion magazine
Very light yellow hue with a shy, restrained, faintly nutty aroma, which seems a little muffled or unready. The palate is intense and fine, restrained and a tad unready. It’s still emerging but has intensity and very attractive flavour. Long, lingering finish with frisky acidity and real tension.
- Huon Hooke, The Real Review
During winter months, the 2018 Parterre Chardonnay would be best paired with roast chicken dishes or freshly caught abalone from Margaret River. Also with the Manjimup truffle season at the moment, pairing this wine with homemade truffle pasta is another good way to match.