Ranked #17 of 87 2015 Chardonnay from Margaret River
Light to medium yellow colour and a complex bouquet rich in artifact: it's smoky, nutty, toasty and shows considerable lees input, and some low-level sulfides. There's a touch of apparent sweetness, which is no obstacle to enjoying it, the finish being clean and dry. A generous, layered, rewarding wine, with traditional chardonnay richness as well as some restraint. It achieves a great balance between the two worlds. A beaut drink.
Drink: 2017 to 2025
91 Points Robert Parker
The 2015 Artus Chardonnay plays the sulfide game successfully, adding an artful touch of struck match to the aromas in proper proportion to notes of toasted grain and grilled pineapple. It's medium-bodied on the palate, with a silky texture and modest flavors of white peach and melon, with hints of dark-roasted coffee beans on the lengthy finish.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. December, 2017