Clairault is proud to announce results from the 2016 Halliday Wine Companion.
5 Red Star James Halliday Rating = Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 94 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. Top 4.9%
95 / 100 Clairault Estate Margaret River Chardonnay 2013
“A beautiful wine. Not in any way overdone. Pear, grapefruit and white peach flavours melt into blanched almonds and wood spice. It’s charming in a pristine way; it finishes long.” Drink by 2020
93 / 100 Clairault Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013 * Special value star!
“Well balanced, textured and flavoured. Blackcurrant, bay leaf and spiced chocolate notes reach to all corners of the mouth. Tannin stretches the fingers out that extra bit further, nothing overdone; all about composure.” Drink by 2025
93 / 100 Clairault Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 * Special value star!
“Deep colour and flavour, chocolate, blackcurrant, gravel and eucalypt notes run seductively through the palate, smooth-textured throughout and them dry and firm to close. Opens up attractively as it breathes in the glass, smoothing out further as it does so.” Drink by 2024
93 / 100 Clairault Margaret River Chardonnay 2013 * Special value star!
“Margaret River chardonnay writ large. Sunny but well focused, Sweet of both oak and fruit but offset by smoky, sulphide-derived characters. Gets the balance right and then finishes with good persistence. Has some weight but feels zippy.” Drink by 2019
93 / 100 Clairault Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 *Special value star!
“Doesn’t put a foot wrong. Trademark thistle/gravel characters laced through juicy tropical fruit. Maintains just the right amount of tension throughout and finishes with good persistence.” Drink by 2017
93 / 100 Clairault Cellar Release Margaret River Petit Verdot 2012
“One to enter in the irresistibility stakes. It’s all plush, violetty, cassis-like fruit flavour, supple and full bodied. It has other flavours but that generous ball of red/black berries flavour is the key. Floral notes are a bonus. Drink by 2021
90 / 100 Clairault Cellar Release Margaret River Cane Cut Riesling 2013“Intensity to the finish elevates it. Flavours are in the lime and grapefruit spectrum, the lusciousness coming from an intense, syrupy sweetness. Simples pleasures but intense flavour. 375ml.” Drink by 2017
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