Juniper Estate Chardonnay 2014 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

Selective hand picking, gentle whole bunch pressing directly to barrel, wild or ‘free range’ yeast and no amelioration of the juice are all aimed at producing a complex yet naturally balanced wine with a cellaring potential of up to 10 years.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Estate-grown in southern Margaret River, 53% Mendoza clone, 45% three Dijon clones; 100% barrel-fermented in French oak (15% new) with 8 months on lees. The complex, faintly flinty, bouquet is swept far away by the torrent of juicy nectarine, white peach and grapefruit flavours, oak simply to shape, not add to, the wine. Terrific value. Rating 94 - Drink by 2025, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2015).

Juniper labels are loved by some, not liked so much by others. I like them.

Nectarine, bran, grapefruit, spicy vanilla oak in support. Medium bodied, maybe some pear in the mix, toasty barrel ferment and grapefruity acidity. Slightly chunky feel in the mid-palate, but the finish is spicy and awash with white peachy flavour. Rating 92 - Drink by 2023, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (MAR/2016).

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The nose offers floral spice lift followed by ripe white stone fruit and roasted cashew, subtle vanilla oak characters.

Palate

The palate is opulent while still being restrained by the fine oyster shell like natural acidity. The flavours are a complex mix of mouth watering citrus, pear, fleshy stone fruit, vanilla, almond meal, roasted cashew and crème brûlée.

Cellaring Potential

Cellar up to 10 years.

Food Matching

Enjoy with grilled fish or white meats.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - National Wine Show of Australia - 2015

Gold Medal - Royal Hobart Wine Show - 2015

Gold Medal - Winewise Small Vignerons Awards - 2015

Silver Medal - Royal Brisbane Wine Show - 2015

Silver Medal - Royal Perth Wine Show - 2015

Vintage
2014
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.0%

Winery Profile

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Juniper Estate is a producer of premium wines in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River winegrowing area. It is one of the oldest vineyards in the area. No sub-region has been historically more important in the success of Margaret River than Wilyabrup, where the first vineyards were planted and wineries built and which continues to be home to a disproportionately large number of famous, usually small, vineyards.

Winemaker

Mark Messenger has been the Winemaker at Juniper Estate since 1998. He has responsibility for production of all Juniper wines and is supported by an experienced team in the winery and the vineyard. Mark was Assistant Winemaker at Cape Mentelle, in Margaret River, from 1990 to 1998. Mark’s experience lies in producing premium Margaret River wines, using the best quality grapes, oak and other materials, and that is his mission at Juniper Estate.

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