best chardonnay comes from karridale margaret river wa

When talking to winemakers in Margaret River they say the southern area of the region – Karridale is the best area in the region for Chardonnay…seems to be some truth in it after tasting Hamelin Bays’ 2006 Chardonnay….wine show results accord too!   Top Gold Medal, 2007 Royal Hobart Wine Show;     Gold Medal, 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show;   Gold Medal, 2007 Margaret River Wine Show;

The other night   I revisited the Hamelin Bay Five Ashes Reserve Chardonnay 2005 – what a cracker – not surprising James Halliday gave it 5 stars and 95 points in his 08 Wine Companion – “a lovley wine, creamy texture..then layers of stone fruit with balanced french oak.”