Jilyara 'Heath Road' Chardonnay 2021 (Margaret River, Western Australia)



A family-owned and operated vineyard in Wilyabrup, Margaret River. Planted in 1996 by the Cotterell family, the nine hectare vineyard grows predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, but also Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.  The fruit is managed by hand and owner Craig Cotterell does all the vineyard work himself to ensure a sound and disease-free vineyard. Craig has managed every aspect of the vineyard since the beginning and strives to grow grapes of superior quality. Wines are made by Kate Morgan.

"This is surprisingly nutty, in a really great way. It's cashews, it's pine nuts, it's toasty sweet vanillin oak... This is saline and slinky; the fruit (although present) is very much secondary to the work, and it drinks beautifully for it. Creamy and sophisticated." - 95 Points, James Halliday

"Crisp, varietal aromas of white stone fruit and lemon, with oak spice and mineral notes adding complexity. Layers of grapefruit, lime curd and toasted oak spice. Fine, elegant tannins are integrated beautifully, carrying the complex flavours through to a long, crisp finish." - Winery Notes

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