2011 Reserve ChardonnayHand picked in the cool of the morning. Citrus and pear superimpose a mealy complexity and subtle spicey vanilla aromas. A superb mid-palate with intense flavours, curtailed by a fine line of natural acidity and a dry mineral finish. 96 points: James Halliday 2015 Wine Companion. Best of Best by Variety More Detail»
Again Hamelin Bay’s red wines have performed well in Ray Jordan’s annual tasting of Australian red wines. In the West Australian’s “Fresh” lift out of 23rd July, Hamelin Bay scooped two of the prestigious positions in Ray’s “Top 100 Reds”.
This is what Ray had to say about our wines:
Hamelin Bay Shiraz 2010
” Remarkable how this wine has evolved since first tasted. It’s right in the groove now. Intense perfume on the nose with a mix of mulberry and vanillin oak plus a liberal sprinkle of spices. The palate is soft and generous, with a plush tannin-and-oak combo working a treat with the seductively rich and flavoursome fruit. 94/100″
Hamelin Bay Rampant Red 2012
“A consistently very good blend of shiraz cabernet and merlot from one of the best small producers in Margaret River. Fruity and well-rounded, with a velvety smooth palate texture delivering a stack of goodies. 89/100″
Hamelin Bay Wines is pleased to invite its cellar club members to the opening of this special exhibition by renowned artist Catherine Christie to be held at shop 1 47-49 Bay View Terrace Claremont WA, 6.30-8.30 pm Thursday 30th April. Click on the link below to view your invitation.
5 Stars, 93 Points for 2014 Sauvignon Blanc: James Halliday’s Feb/March 2015 Wine Companion Magazine
Fully reflects the cool climate of Karridale in the southernmost part of Margaret River; the bouquet is fragrant, with some wild herb/wild flower aromas, the palate adding lemon to the herbal base, leaving the finish crisp and clear.
Hamelin Bay’s 2012 Reserve Chardonnay and 2011 Rampant Red have been included in James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines of 2014.
The 2012 Reserve Chardonnay received a massive 97 points and the 2011 Rampant Red a very impressive 93 points. Both wines are excellent value for money.