Voyager Estate Chardonnay 2010 (Margaret River, WA)
13%, Screwcap, $45
If this isn’t the best Margaret River Chardonnay, on a dollar vs enjoyment basis, then I’ll eat my cycling cap.
The key here is the precision of the approach – carefully balanced oak, MLF and yeast characters over a pure palate that is just perfectly ripe. Attention to detail at every turn. Oh and did I mention the price? In a world where Cloudburst are releasing Margaret River Chardonnay at $200/bottle (from 8 year old vines) the $45 price looks almost too cheap.
Mighty impressive wine (as usual).
Tasted: April 2014
Score: 18.5/20, 94/100
Would I buy it? Absolutely.
Buy online: Voyager Estate website