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Rosily Vineyard

2016 Chardonnay

  • 2016 Chardonnay – Silver Medal 2017 International Wine Challenge

"Ripe peach and cashew nut. Understated but creamy bright stone fruit flavours with balanced oak​" - International Wine Challenge show judges.

"More great value from Rosily: Pear, ripe lime, toasty oak, cashew vanilla and cinnamon. Medium bodied but full flavoured, spiced white fruit, banana split, clean acidity and a good finish. Quite a bit of oak here, but a lovely wine all up." - 92pts, Gary Walsh, The Winefront, April 2017

​"This is a ready to drink young Chardonnay with loads of fresh, vibrant fruit characters - distinctive white peach with some spices and subtle savoury grapefruit notes.  Just starting to show some complexity and while it is so enjoyable now, it will handle a few years in the cellar to develop those lovely toasty complexities.  Consistently great value from an underrated Margaret River producer" - 91pts, Ray Jordan, The West Australian.

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Past vintage reviews and awards

2015 Chardonnay

  •  Silver 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards
  •  Silver 2016 Boutique Wine Show  

"Smoky, nutty oak jumps out of the glass, but deeper aromas of grapefruit and white peach are not far behind. Glycerous mouthfeel embraces varietal citrus and stone fruit flavours. Beautifully balanced and very Margaret River". - 94 points James Halliday, 2017 Australian Wine Companion

"From the ever-reliable Rosily Vineyard.Banana split, touch of struck match, lime and melon. Medium bodied, smooth, cashewy and glossy with a little bitterness and crunch on the finish. It’s balanced, tasty and good to drink - 91pts." - Gary Walsh, The Winefront, July 2016

 "Bright, light to medium yellow and a slightly rubbery barrel-ferment and lees-contact bouquet. Lightly toasted cashews. Smoky oak hints. The palate is soft and smooth, nutty and savoury: a quite up-front, easy drinking chardonnay of good quality - 90pts" - Huon Hooke, July 2017, Huonhooke.com

"Layered and luxurious, with honeyed tropical fruit and plush, ripe melon aromas. Creamy, rich and alluring on the palate, filled with heady nectarine and underpinned with a beautiful structure and fine acidity." Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 tasting notes

"I raved about this after a recent trade tasting, and now I’ve shared a bottle of it. Richer than usual with ripe peaches making it easier to enjoy young French oak is slick but unobtrusive, the fine acid backbone suggests it will last a few years. Hand-picked and handmade, it always sells out fast. 94+ points. BUY" - Kim Brebach, May 2016, bestwinesunder20.com.au

 

  2014 Chardonnay

 Gold 2015 Boutique Wine Show    

 "The estate chardonnay block has seven clones planted, building complexity from the word go. Evident oak is no more important than the grapefruity acidity that enlivens the palate, above all, it has that special Margaret River depth. Cellar to 2022 - 94 points". Halliday Magazine, December / January 2015/16

"A giveaway at $25, this is a high-quality Margaret River chardonnay. With a light-yellow hue and a savoury nutty, straw-like bouquet developing a touch of nougat as it airs, this medium bodied wine has richness and density combined with appealing lightness of being. Long finish - 92 points." Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, 18/8/15

"Light, bright yellow hue; shy, savoury bouquet with some straw, toast and nut aromas; a hint of nougat - the palate likewise, with medium body and a richness and density that's attractive in a lighter-weighted wine. It has a long carry. Very good and will build with more time. - 92 points. #1 of 21 Margaret River 2014 Chardonnays tasted" Huon Hooke, Huonhook.com 15/7/15

"Another very tidy chardonnay from this rather underrated vineyard that continues to produce exceptional wines that are some of the best prices in the region. Nutty and creamy with a minerally cut. Excellent texture and fleshy mouthfeel kept controlled and focused with some spicy oak and a crisp closing acid". 90 points. - Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2016

 

2012 Chardonnay

  • Silver 2013 Winewise Small Vigneron Show

"A distinguished Chardonnay with a blend of Gingin (72%) and Dijon clones, that spent 9 months in French oak (60% new); has the full suite of grapefruit, white peach and nectarine flavours, braced by a crisp acidity. Great value". - 94 points James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014

"A Chardonnay of some power. Seven different clones of Chardonnay are used to bring complexity into the mix. A little lees influence with the French oak adding some texture especially into the middle palate. Has a creamy nougat and stone fruit richness with the oak and fruit neatly balanced. 91 points Ray Jordan, West Australian Wine Guide 2014

 

2011 Chardonnay

  • Silver 2012 International Wine Challenge
  • Silver 2012 Australian Small Winemakers Show

"OUTSTANDING" 95 - 100pts - Decanter blind tasting of West Australian Chardonnay, June 2013 (one of only three outstanding ratings from 80 wines tasted).

"Intriguing mix of oak-burnished vegetal and fruit scents: lime, vetiver, jasmine, fennel. Full-flavoured and long in the palate. A ripe, satisfying Chardonnay with lots of grain and texture to it. One for Burgundy lovers. Andrew Jefford, Decanter June 2013

"Lots of acidity to balance nectarines, white peaches and a dollop of custard. A full bodied wine but the acidity makes it clean and refreshing" Roger Jones, Decanter June 2013

"Complex and intense with a lovely barrel-fermented nose. Voluptuous with lots of ripe tropical fruit. Big and bold but with elegance and finesse" Alessandro Marchesan, Decanter June 2013

"Straw-green; a convincing example of Margaret River chardonnay, the depth of the fruit from a mix of the Mendoza clone (60%) and others, including the Dijon clones; barrel fermentation in 60% new French oak frames the assemblage of white peach, nectarine and grapefruit varietal flavours plus toasty cashew notes ex oak". - 94 points James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013

 

2010 Chardonnay

  • Gold 2012 International Wine Challenge
  • Silver 2011 Perth Royal Wine Show

"Wonderful ripe smell reminiscent of Baskin Robbins' bubble gum ice cream. Vanilla coconut. Lovely balance. Spicy oak, frothy acidity and stacks of ripe stone fruit. Well done." Judges in blind tasting, International Wine Challenge 2011

"While the Gingin clone so important to Margaret River is dominant, the estate block from which the grapes come has six additional clones; despite nine months in 60% new French oak, it is the intensity of the fruit that defines the wine, with its minerally structure cradling the grapefruit and white peach flavours. - 93 points" - James Halliday, 2011 Australian Wine Companion

 

2009 Chardonnay

  • Gold 2010 Cowra Wine Show
  • Silver 2010 Royal Hobart Wine Show

"Light straw-green; no less than seven clones, including three recent arrivals from Burgundy, lie at the heart of this tightly structured and intensely flavoured chardonnay; grapefruit, white peach and flinty acidity run through to the long finish. Exceptional bargain - 95 points, drink to 2018" - James Halliday, 2011 Wine Companion Newsletter

"Finely balanced and fruit driven, and likely to build in the bottle. Fresh aromas of peach, pear and apple with undertones of grapefruit, ginger, cashew and lightly toasty vanilla oak precede a palate of genuine elegance, despite the lusciousness of its fruit. Carefully matched with restrained nutty, vanilla oak, it's long and fresh, with a lingering core of tropical flavours, grapefruit and spice. - 92 points" Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2011

"These guys have stepped into a new league with their chardonnays in recent times. This one from seven different clones including three Burgundians is the most complex and intriguing of any yet released. It has a fine structure in keeping with the vintage, ample firepower on the palate and a lingering precise finish. - 93 points" Ray Jordan, The West Australian, 22nd April 2010

 

2008 Chardonnay

  • Silver 2009 Australian Small Winemakers Show

"A great example of the complexity Margaret River can achieve with overtones of (good) Burgundy; the intense yet fine array of fruit aromas and flavours are the cornerstone, oak merely a vehicle. Will develop very well." 95 points - James Halliday, Top 100 "Best of the Rest", The Weekend Australian Magazine 14th November 2009

"The best Chardonnay yet from this smallish Margaret River producer. It's one of the finest and tightest examples of Margaret River Chardonnay, and the use of seven different clones including a couple of recent Burgundian additions has contributed in a big way. Exotic white peach and grapefruit with a fine minerally thread. Cracking good modern Aussi style wine. A sign of the future at Margaret River perhaps. - 94 points" Ray Jordan, 2010 WA Wine Guide

"Clean, with a nice nutty bouquet and a solid middle palate of sweet fruit, this wine has nice acid and good length" Scoop, Spring 2009

 

2007 Chardonnay

  • Silver 2008 Australian Small Winemakers Show

"Generously proportioned, with an abundance of stone fruit flavours and a drizzle of grapefruit" Rating: 91 - James Halliday, 2010 Australian Wine Companion

"A succulent, finely balanced chardonnay with a delicate aroma of grapefruit, melon and lemon backed by fresh spicy vanilla oak and smoky nuances of wheatmeal and grilled nuts. It's smooth and elegant, with a sumptuous depth of fruit, bacony nuances and rather overt, charry oak presented down a fine, creamy fluffy mouthfeel that finishes with vibrant acidity" Rating: 90 - Jeremy Oliver, 2009 Australian Wine Annual

"One of the newer savoury, food-friendly chardies, Rosily is a grapefruity Margaret River wine with melony fruit and a whiff of spicy oak. The dry palate is fine in texture with tangy citrus notes, a dab of creamy richness mid-palate and a long, lean-boned finish. Drink now to 2011" Rating: 4.5/5 - Ralph Kyte-Powell, Sun Herald Magazine, November 2008

"Intense smells of butterscotch and creamy peach nectar with a piercing minerality. Palate is deliciously appealing with a rich, slightly unctuous slippery feel and a long intense finish. Impressive wine with great potential. 91/100" – Ray Jordan, West Australian Fresh, July 2008

"Good fruit. The acidity is balanced with the oak to make for a good length with nice complexity" – International Wine Challenge 2008

 

2006 Chardonnay

  • Silver 2007 Margaret River Wine Show

"Elegant and intense, with seamless line and balance of fruit, oak and acidity." Rating 90, drink to 2013 – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2009 Edition

 

2005 Chardonnay

  • Silver 2006 Rutherglen Wine Show
  • Silver 2006 Margaret River Wine Show

"The Rosily wines enjoy less fanfare than other Margaret River wines, and they also command lower prices. This young Chardonnay is typically good value. It starts off with melon, peach and citrus aromas nicely integrated with spicey, toasty oak and nutty touches. The palate is juicy and ripe, yet subtly complex, finishing long and nutty." Rating: 4.5/5 Value: 3/3 - Ralph Kyte-Powell

 

2004 Chardonnay

  • Silver 2005 Qantas Mount Barker Show

"The colour is bright mid-yellow and the bouquet is clean and fresh, exuding aromas of high quality oak and peachy fruit, with a slight lift that may come from some wild-yeast fermentation. The oak is certainly on the generous side, while the finish carries a certain warmth from alcohol." Quality: 4/5 Value: 4/5 - Penguin Wine Guide 2004/2005

"This is a very reasonable price for a Margaret River chardonnay, and while it's not at the super-complex end of things, its very presentable. The nose has custardy melon and grapefruit aromas trimmed in a light dressing of oak. The palate is fresh and clean with good persistence and length, finishing dry and slightly toasty." Rating: **** _- Ralph Kyte-Powell

"At this very early stage if its life, this wine is a touch on the oaky side – but it's gloriously delicious. Fine, smoky, toasty oak, with pretty, floral citrus chardonnay fruit underneath." - Max Allen

 

2003 Chardonnay

"Nicely balanced stone fruit, melon and cashew flavours, good acid balance, stylish." RATING 90. DRINK 2009 - James Halliday

"A brilliant, green-tinged wine in the glass, this smells of melon and stone fruit with quite a strong veneer of slightly raw oak. The oak is less apparent in the mouth; in fact the palate saves the day very well. It's smooth and attractive with skillfully integrated fruit and oak, good length and a zesty, lingering finish. That oak on the nose should disappear into the wine nicely over a year or two, but its still a very tasty drop right now." Quality: 4.5/5 Value: 5/5 - Penguin Wine Guide 2004/2005

"This is great value for Margaret River chardonnay. It comes from the high quality Willyabrup sub district and has ripe stone fruit and melon on the nose with some slightly raw oak. There's less wood on the smoothly integrated palate, which has persistent flavour and a tangy finish. Rating: 4.5/5 - Ralph Kyte-Powell

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