Winning Chardonnays

web-evans and tatePortavin Margaret River congratulates three of its clients, each of whom was awarded a Five Star award by the prestigious UK based wine magazine, Decanter.

The panel tasted 116 Chardonnays from around the world  for a report to be published in the March issue of Decanter.  Just five Australian wines were given Five Stars and the three Western Australia wines were all from Margaret River – and all were bottled by Portavin.

Adam Lechmire (25th January 2011 reported the winning Margaret River wines and the judge’s brief comments on each as follows:

web-killerbyEvans & Tate, Margaret River WA 2009
‘Lovely, complex, refined aroma of honey, delicate wild flowers…’

Killerby, Margaret River, WA 2009
‘Wow! Aromas of exotic fig, melon, nuts, beeswax…’

Stella Bella, Margaret River WA 2008
‘A complex bouquet of honey, minerals, petits pois…’

web-stella bellaThe panel praised the freshness and restraint of the wines, their structural complexity, their handling of oak and alcohol, and winemakers’ conscious reining-back to show the quality of the fruit and terroir.

Portavin is proud to ensure that these five star wines were bottled as the winemaker intended and congratulates Evans and Tate, Killerby and Stella Bella on this fine achievement.

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