The Real Review | Our First Invitational Chardonnay Awarded 96 Pts

96 points Margaret River Chardonnay

Nestled in the Margaret River hills is Victory Point Vineyard, the source of the beautiful fruit for the first Chardonnay from Duke's Vineyard. Four clones grown in gravelly clay loams were hand-picked, whole bunch pressed cold, wild yeast barrel fermented in French barriques and hogsheads (35% new) and sat on lees for 10 months before blending and bottling. The resulting wine is a focused, elegant expression of flint and mineral with great generosity and textural creaminess.

We are honored our Margaret River Chardonnay was awarded 96 points by Huon Hooke of The Real Review.

Light-medium yellow and bright in the glass; intense grapefruit, sweet-herb and lemon-balm aromas overlaid by a nutty, peanut brittle trace from oak-maturation. The wine remains delicate, reserved and refined in the mouth, with excellent line and length. Intense, concentrated lemon/citrus fruit. An impressive young chardonnay that will certainly age superbly. A stunner.

96pts - Margaret River Chardonnay [available to purchase]

Other top picks from Huon Hooke include:

95pts – Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling 2022 [available to purchase]
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95pts – Frankland River Riesling 2022 [available to purchase]
94pts – Protea Sauvignon Blanc 2022 [SOLD OUT]
93pts – Maleeya Gewurztraminer 2022 [SOLD OUT]

You can read Huon Hooke's full reviews at The Real Review.