Pale straw. Classic southern Margaret River grapefruit and dried pear fruits dominate the nose at this early stage. Plenty of nutty flavours and mealy notes from the lees stirring and quality French oak. Lovely soft and textured fruits dominate the palate. This Chardonnay is very creamy with the regional dried pear and pink
Our style of Chardonnay requires carefully layering flavours to achieve balance and harmony. These wines are typically refined, elegant and structured. Selecting the Chardonnay clones that best express the characters of our site has always been an important consideration. The expressive fruit characters from the Gin Gin clone and texture found in Clone 95 combine beautifully to form the foundation of our Estate Chardonnay.
Lovers of top class Aussie Chardonnay will be aware of the position Voyager Estate has among the top echelon of Australian Chardonnay. The newly released 2012 Voyager Estate Chardonnay is another top-line example displaying complexity, texture and restraint. This offers a wonderful purity of fruit and is perfectly countered by a savoury and mineral edge. This is a classic Margaret River Chardonnay that while superbly now, will reward in the years to come.
"Vanilla, honeysuckle, struck match, citrus and pear, with a touch of spice. Light to medium bodied, perhaps on the early-picked side, but not short on flavour either. Gentle glossiness with flint and struck match to scrub up the texture, grapefruit and lime the main flavours, though it’s not abrasive and has a cool white peach thing going on too. Length is excellent. It invites easy drinking while delivering complexity. Deluxe, but restrained you might say. I’d say this is going to improve with a couple of years in bottle."
Rated : 94+ Points Winefront.com.au