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Evans and Tate
Margaret River
2004 Chardonnay
14.5% alcohol

Winemaker's notes: Margaret River, located in the southwest corner of Western Australia, is one of Australia’s premier wine regions. Its unique terroir combines a maritime climate with well-drained gravel soils to produce wines of elegance, finesse and depth. Chardonnay excels in Margaret River where it is the pre-eminent white grape variety. Pale straw, showing subtle greens, the wine shows varietal aromas of stone fruits and melons with a citrus lift. Medium bodied in weight, the wine has vivid juicy pineapple and nectarine flavours complimented by a subtle spicy oak influence and a clean fresh acidity.

Recommended by: Sam Hauck

Sam's thoughts: This is a very well balanced wine; not only in terms of sugar and acid, but also in terms of fruit and oak. It has good body and a medium mouth feel. Everything in this wine is in harmony. It is a bargain at $22.00 (LDB)


fermsoft: Software for Winemakers

This website contains a very interesting free sulphite calculating program.

Recommended by: Clem Joyce


This great new oenologists website describes itself, with some justification, as offering the "latest news, world trends and definitive source of knowledge for new world wine making technologies, wine yeast and fermentation technology".

Recommended by: Ron Thorne

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