Evans & Tate `The Reserve` Chardonnay 2006 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Crafted with select parcels of fruit from Evans & Tate’s most outstanding vineyards, The Reserve wines represent the exquisite synergy between the vineyard and winemaking. Elegant, restrained and complex, the wines showcase the ultimate expression of the region, varietal and vintage.

WA - Margaret River
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

In the restrained and sophisticated style for which Evans & Tate is well known, achieved at higher than currently fashionable alcohol levels, proving that numbers tell only part of the story; this is all about citrus and mineral seamlessly married with French oak on the long palate. Drink 2014. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes


Pale to mid straw with a youthful green tint.


Fruit sourced from the Wilyabrup vineyard has contributed intensely varietal stonefruit and melon aromatics with fruit from the cooler vineyard site south of the Margaret River township contributing citrus notes to the final blend. Time on yeast lees and partial barrel fermentation has added delicate but complex notes of fresh toast, gun flint, shortbread and spice.


The palate is remarkably tight and fresh with tremendous purity and length of fruit. Barrel fermentation on solids and maturation on yeast lees adds savoury complexity and a lovely textural element to the end wine.

Vintage Condition

The 2006 growing season in the Margaret River winegrowing region was one of the coolest and longest on record. Fruit for this wine was sourced from two main vineyards – one in the historic Wilyabrup area of Margaret River and the second south of the township. Both vineyards have consistently produced Reserve Grade Chardonnay with fruit from the 2006 vintage being no exception. The majority of Chardonnay vines on these vineyards are of the Gin Gin clone which is renowned for producing intensely flavoured Chardonnay in the Margaret River region.

WA - Margaret River
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A passion to pursue paths untrodden has seen us explore the possibilities of modern winemaking. Pairing style with innovation, we are one of Western Australia's original winemakers, but we are also one of Western Australia's future winemakers.

While others persist with the current, we are willing to do things differently. We create timeless styles that you gravitate towards year after year through trust and familiarity. And in the spirit of unpredictability and intrigue, we create fresh, new styles that have an undeniable allure. Whether you're out dining with friends, enjoying a glass at home or need something special to celebrate with - we make wines that complement your lifestyle. And because we know they taste great, you can be assured that our wines will reflect your great taste.

Our wines are made for you, not winemakers. We love to engage you with our ability to surprise and we want our wines to inspire your own story, your own moments. Because at Evans & Tate, we believe the possibilities are endless.

The winery has a growing international presence and can be found in 14 countries across the world. At home, Evans & Tate is the number one Margaret River producer by value (Nielsen MAT 31/3/2010) and was recently named a five star winery in James Halliday's 2011 Wine Companion.

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