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Pepperilly Chardonnay, Ferguson Valley 2013 $28 Value: outstanding

The Ferguson Valley, north-east of Margaret River, is an up-and-coming region worth watching. This is a very stylish, modern chardonnay at a surprisingly modest price – but you do have to buy it online. The bouquet offers a harmony of mealy, nutty, butterscotch and background stone fruit aromas, while it’s medium-bodied and soft in the mouth with good intensity, understated richness and seamless acidity. The finish has good persistence and the wine successfully combines low-alcohol understatement with typical chardonnay generosity of flavour. Now to five years. 12.8 per cent alcohol. 94/100 – Huon’s Wine 360

Food: grilled scampi with garlic and butter; grilled scallops on the shell; prawns with aioli or mayonnaise; roast chicken

Web: www.pepperilly.com

Ranked #3 of 31 2013 Chardonnay tasted from South West Australia

Price Benchmark: $26.00
Avg 94pt 2013 Chardonnay tasted from Australia

Winery Rating: 91.3
Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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