Houghton `Wisdom` Chardonnay 2011 (6 x 750mL),Pemberton, WA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

Crafted from a unique parcel of Pemberton Chardonnay, this wine displays complex aromas and abundant fruit characters, bound in a rich, creamy texture with great length and balance.

“When the wine reaches the state of sublime, there’s no other… on earth that can match it.”

Region:
WA - Pemberton
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The fragrant grapefruit and nectarine bouquet flows directly through to the lively palate, collecting some white peach and French oak along the way; despite its precocious display of flavour, will have a long life.

Rating 94 - Drink by 2018 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with a bright and youthful appearance.

Aroma

This wine has lovely complex aromas of peach and lemon citrus with nuances of lemon curd, walnut and oak

spice.

Palate

The palate is vibrant and full-flavoured with abundant fruit characters. Finely textured with creamy complexity, derived from extended lees contact, the fine acid finish will tantalise your tastebuds.

Cellaring

Careful cellaring for up to 5 years will further enhance complexity.

Food Matching

Enjoy with West Australian marron, seared scallops or freshly shucked oysters.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Pemberton
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Houghton was established in 1836, just four years after the fledgling colony of Western Australia was founded. It is one of Australia’s oldest operating wineries.

The winery was founded by a syndicate of three British Army officers and named after one of its first owners - Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton, who started producing wine early with its first commercial vintage – a modest 25 gallons, in 1859.

In 1880, Houghton received its first wine award, the ‘Order of Merit’ at the Great Melbourne Exhibition. This was the first of many triumphs that have paved the way for Houghton to become Western Australia’s most awarded winery.

Houghton has had just 13 winemakers in its rich history and under their custodianship has produced wines with a remarkable consistency of style.

In 1922, 16-year-old Jack Mann, under the guidance of his father, George, began his winemaking apprenticeship at Houghton. Jack was to become the driving force of Houghton for 51 consecutive vintages. He brought passion, creative genius and an influence that extended far beyond Houghton, to the whole West Australian and Australian wine industry.

Jack’s best-known creation was Houghton White Burgundy, now ‘Houghton White Classic’, first crafted with incredible foresight in 1937 and an Australian favourite to this day.Houghton is now the tenth-largest red and white bottle brand in Australia, and sources fruit from every major premium grape-growing region in WA, including Gingin, Margaret River, Frankland River and Mount Barker in the Great Southern, and the emerging Pemberton region.Houghton is marking its celebrations with 175th year labelling on wines released this year, in addition to the winery’s signature stripe.

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