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96 Point, $30 RRP Margaret River Chardonnay - Only $18.90

Last month we featured the 2016 Watershed Awakening A1 Chardonnay ($32.90); a wine that attracted a huge amount of interest on the back of a glowing 98 Point review from James Halliday. As expected our stocks of this wine were quickly snapped up by astute Chardonnay fans.  

Today we're thrilled to present the younger sibling of this wine; which presents an equally compelling case for a place in the cellar of every Margaret River Chardonnay lover. The 2016 Watershed 'Senses' Chardonnay is the first Chardonnay release under the 'Senses' range, which the team at Watershed have absolutely nailed.

With a massive 96 Point rating from James Halliday and a RRP of $30, this new release offers incredible value drinking at today's discounted price of $18.90 a bottle. 

As always, purchase any 12 bottles and receive free delivery to most metro areas of Australia. 

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2016 Watershed Senses Chardonnay - $18.90

96 Points - James Halliday | RRP $30

Watershed Wines of Margaret River continues to build its reputation as a premium wine producer. This single vineyard chardonnay has been produced using selected grapes from Watershed's estate vineyard, which are barrel fermented in new and seasoned French oak barriques, to deliver an intensely flavoured and complex wine.

The nose displays lifted citrus and stone fruit aromas, complimented by flinty and nutty characters. The palate is creamy and textured with a lingering crisp finish. With a RRP of $30, we're excited to offer this high quality Margaret River Chardonnay at this heavily discounted price. 

"96 Points. Small batch-fermented in French oak (18.5% new) on lees for 7 months with light battonage. The combination of high quality cool grown grapes and sensitive winemaking has produced this lovely chardonnay, the first release of a chardonnay in the Senses range. Delicacy teams with intensity (an oxymoron if ever there was one), grapefruit, white peach and nectarine the drivers, not the oak. Drink by: 2029 Price: $30.00 Alcohol: 13%"- James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018.

"A lighter-bodied chardonnay that sits below the Awakening. Yet this is very good. Minerally with a creamy texture showing some subtle cashew character. Vibrant and alive on the palate with the clever use of oak as a feature. 92/100 Cellar: 5 Years"- Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2018. 

2017 Chockstone Riesling - $18.90

95 Points - James Halliday | RRP $24

The Chockstone wines are made by AT Richardson; one of the rising stars of Victoria's famous Grampians wine region. The Chockstone Riesling is always a refined, example of Grampians Riesling and the 2017 vintage is another standout. 

The 2017 Chockstone Riesling is citrus blossoms and wildflowers, with hints of guava and kiwi fruit. The distinct minerality compliments the lime and green apple crispness through the palate. Featuring a restrained structure, layers of flavours and a long, refreshing finish, this is a sensational value Grampians Riesling.

"95 Points. I'm guilty of not including the Grampians as a high quality regional producer of riesling in Australia-wide comparisons. The perfumed bouquet of lime and apple blossom leads into a long, mouthwatering burst of lime/lemon, crisp acidity the icing on the cake. Drink by: 2032 Date tasted: 14/Nov/2017 Alcohol: 11.5%"- James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

2015 Xanadu DJL Shiraz - $19.90

96 Points | Top 100 Wine 2017 - James Halliday

Xanadu Wines has for many years been one of Margaret River's most consistently high quality wineries; their 'DJL' range has been delivering some particularly impressive value offerings in recent times. This is a superbly vibrant example of Margaret River Shiraz bursting with blackberries, redcurrant and ripe forest fruits flavours. Ready to be enjoyed now and long into the future, this is a bargain Shiraz not to be missed. 

"96 Points. Deep crimson; continuing a line of distinguished wines at bargain basement prices, it is elegant, full of life, and brings together a stream of juicy black cherry fruit, balanced and integrated tannins, and some cleverly handled oak inputs. It is particularly exceptional value. Drink by: 2035 Date tasted: 11 Sep 2017 Price: $24.00 Alcohol: 14%"- James Halliday, Top 100 Wines 2017. 

2014 Bream Creek Pinot Noir - $34.90

96 Points - James Halliday

Gold Medal - 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Gold Medal - 2017 Tasmanian Wine Show

As one of Tasmania's oldest vineyards, Bream Creek has a long established reputation as one of Australia's leading Pinot Noir makers. The newly released 2014 Bream Creek Pinot Noir is already attracting plenty of interest from Pinot lover following its impressive recent performance on the wine show circuit. 

Lower than average yields from the 2014 vintage resulted in excellent quality fruit with perfect balance between flavour and physiological ripeness. Made in Bream Creek's traditional bold style, this cool-climate Tasmanian Pinot Noir has a spicy dark cherry nose and an intense, balanced palate with flavours of dark plums and cherries, savoury spices and subtle French oak. As always, stocks of this wine are limited and not likely to last long. 

"96 Points. Hand-picked, clones D2V5, D2V6 and D5V12, 80% whole berry/ destemmed, 20% whole bunches, open-fermented, 22 days on skins, matured in French oak (18% new) for 10 months. Deeply coloured; the bouquet is complex, with multi-spices and an attractive, warm undergrowth, the palate adding depth and texture. Black cherry and plum fruit is lengthened by fine, persistent tannins. Well deserved gold medal Tasmanian Wine Show '17." Drink by: 2029 Price: $38.00 Alcohol: 14% - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018.