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Highly rated WA wines to try

By Halliday Promotion

2 Jun, 2024

Below are six highly rated wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern in Western Australia. Each is priced between $29 and $93 and has been scored as 'outstanding' by Tasting Team member Jane Faulkner.

These six wines hail from wineries located in Margaret River and the Great Southern. Each is new to Wine Companion and has been reviewed by Tasting Team member Jane Faulkner. Other than their home state, what do they all have in common? Well, each wine has been scored between 94 and 96 points, placing them in the 'outstanding' bracket.

For the chardonnay lovers, there are five expressions below. We'll start with Clairault Streicker Wines' 2022 Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay, which Jane calls a "delicious drink" and has scored 95 points. The Margaret River chardonnay is $50.

The 2022 Artus comes from Domaine Naturaliste, which Jane recommends pairing with "...the vinyl of Saturday Night Fever." What a combo. The Artus has been scored 95 points and is $62.

Howard Park's 2023 Allingham Chardonnay comes from chief winemaker Nic Bowen, who joined the winery in 2021. Jane says it's "wonderful to witness" Nic's vintages coming through. The Allingham has been rated 96 points and is $93. Howard Park's sibling label, Marchand & Burch is swinging in with its 95-point 2023 Chardonnay. Jane writes: "An impressive offering with no shortage of flavour yet everything composed and in its place." The chardonnay is $90 and score 95 points.

Rounding out our chardonnay offering is Thompson Estate, which is marking its 30th anniversary. Jane says the 2022 The Specialist Chardonnay is "luscious" and "flavoured to the max"; she scored the $90 wine 95 points.

For red wine fans, especially those who love Margaret River cabernet sauvignon, comes the blend of cabernet, malbec and petit verdot from Victory Point Wines. The 2021 The Mallee Root has been scored 94 points. "A perfect combo of cassis and mulberries, licorice and fresh herbs, nori and sweet oak spices," writes Jane. And at $29, she says it's a bargain.

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