Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Watershed Awakening Chardonnay 2014

I have fond memories of Watershed - my wife and I lunched there whilst on our honeymoon many years ago - a great spot! The more I think about it I even recall having the Marron. It's been a while between drinks too, I haven't had a Watershed wine for ages.

Pork was roasting over coals for dinner the other night so Chardonnay was needed. I grabbed this from a chain retailer for $29 - I couldn't believe my eyes considering the listed RRP.

A single vineyard wine, this has had the Rolls Royce treatment.

Brimming with citrus and stone fruits, grapefruit acidity makes the mouth water before roasted cashews chime in. Citrus washes back through late leading to a long a satisfying finish. Oak has been used judiciously, but that acidity is just captivating. Such a delicious and seductive wine.

I kept going back glass after glass. I'll be heading back to get a few more bottles too - a super buy.

Drink now and over the next 8 years.

95/100 - Excellent

Region: Margaret River
RRP: $47
Source: Retail


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