Hay Shed Hill is one of the pioneer vineyards in Margaret River, planted in the early 1970's with the grape varieties that have made Margaret River a world renowned winemaking region including Chardonnay.
The Hay Shed Hill 'Block Series' wines are made from single parcels of fruit from designated blocks selected as the best grapes on the property, showcasing the best of the vineyard.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Estate-grown, only free-run juice was used, fermented in new (30%) and used French barriques, matured for a further 10 months, no stirring or mlf. Elegance and balance are the keys to a chardonnay that side-steps many of the big hitters from Margaret River. James Halliday, Rating 95, 27th July 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Brilliant appearance, great clarity and the lightest of green hues.
The 2014 Block 6 Chardonnay has mineral aromatics with background savoury flinty notes. The fruit is in the fresh white pear spectrum with perhaps some citric elements.
The palate is complex with good carryover of fruit expression. Vibrant and with a lightness about it, this wine is far from the old fashioned Australian Chardonnay of the 1980’s. The old vine depth of fruit provides a complexity not seen in most Chardonnay - there is always more to find in the wine without it being overworked or over-blown. This is a beautiful wine with depth of flavour and texture that will stand up in a fine dining situation.