West Cape Howe `Styx Gully` Chardonnay 2012 (12 x 750mL), Mount Barker, WA.

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Overview

Medium palate weight with subtle oak influence. Stone fruit flavours and hints of citrus are complemented by a textural quality developed through lees stirring. The wine finishes with a persistence of flavour

Region:
WA - Mount Barker
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Bright straw-green; there is an edge of grapefruit zest and minerally acidity that forms the framework for the delicious white peach and nectarine fruit that follows; the line, length and balance of the palate are impeccable. Drink to 2019."95 points - James Halliday, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, 1 August 2014

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Mid to deep straw with a pale green hue.

Aroma

A combination of nougat, white peach and lemon zest with subtle flint characters on the nose. Great activity with well integrated oak.

Palate

Medium palate weight with subtle oak influence. Stone fruit flavours and hints of citrus are complemented by a textural quality developed through lees stirring. The wine finishes with a persistence of flavour.

Cellaring Potential

Wonderful drinking now, or cellaring for up to 5 years.

Vintage
2012
Region
WA - Mount Barker
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, West Cape Howe is the most southerly point, rising some 250 metres above the Southern Ocean. It is thought that the first explorers to this coastline were Dutch seafarers in 1627 aboard their 'Fluyt' class vessel "Gulden Zeepaard" (Golden Seahorse).

The winery is named after this magnificent landmark to pay respect not only to the natural beauty of the region, but also in recognition of the extreme influence of the Southern Ocean on the area's viticulture. The rugged coastline is home to some stunning white beaches, sheltered coves and great rock climbing sites.

West Cape Howe Wines is owned by a partnership including Gavin Berry (until 2004, senior winemaker at Plantaganet), and viticulturist, Rob Quenby. It was founded in 1997 and soon became one of the fastest growing wine brands in Western Australia, now producing around 60,000 cases annually. Over time, it has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it unrivalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.

West Cape Howe's driving philosophy is to make delicious wines of harmony, balance, structure and flavour - wines that people love to drink.

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