The dam at Willow Bridge Estate sustains a wide range of wildlife. Many animals drink from it, birds float on it, trout swim beneath it. In the late afternoon on the typical warm, calm, Autumnal days of vintage, the air above the dam comes alive in a blue haze of swarming dragonflies, that are appreciated by the trout. The Dragonfly wines have been named to celebrate this spectacle. They’re vibrant, rich, but serious Western Australian wines that offer exceptional value for money.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Hurrah for chardonnay of great drinkability with flavour of grape variety at the forefront. The Dragonfly range from Willow Bridge should be in a lot more folks affordable wine repertoires. Opens with mealy notes, stone fruit, touch of buttery complexity. Good old-fashioned bouquet but with a bit of lift and vitality. Purity and freshness through the palate, trim fresh mouthfeel, long and tangy finish, touch hollow but pretty delicious. Chardonnay 101, with some pizzazz. Rating 92 - Mike Bennie, (OCT/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw with lime edges.
Honeysuckle white-flowers over nectarines and cream. A hint of miso like seaweed complexity in there as well.
Medium bodied, with a fine oatmeal texture. White fleshed stone fruits with light fresh cream are followed by hints of ginger and a twist of citrus acidity on the finish.
It is made to be enjoyed whilst young and fresh, yet will reward cellaring to 2016, perhaps beyond for those who appreciate the characters that come with maturity.