Roustabout Margaret River Chardonnay (750mL)
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|Aroma & Palate||Buttery, with melon and coconut|
|Style||Dignified & classic|
With a pleasantly plump mouthfeel and plenty of cream, butter, and rockmelon, this classicaly Margaret River chardy feels like a welcome 21st-century update of the luxurious New World styles that made the grape a firm favourite for long enough that it developed a reputation as a dinosaur style for the insufficiently adventurous. Nothing
Cretaceous about this offering, though, or the nuanced white-floral bouquet and hints of almond and apricot that flesh out this distinctively tasteful take on decadent luxury.
About the Winery
Roustabout’s name and label pay tribute to the larrikin character of bush poet Henry Lawson’s stoic drover Andy, and their approach, with unpretentious bare-bones packaging, minimal marketing and an unfussy website, speaks both to this and to a real confidence in the product on the part of winemaker and WA climate guru Peter Pratten.
Using fruit drawn from Margaret River and the lesser-known Pemberton, Geographe and Mount Barker regions, this is winemaking out west at its best.