Clairault began in 1976 when Ian and Ani Lewis bought 4 hectares and planted their first vines. Resilient and visionary, they worked their vineyard diligently — crafting their first vintage in 1980. For the next 19 years, they developed and expanded the Clairault property to over 68 hectares.
65/35%, part cool-fermented in stainless steel, the balance in French barriques, 1 month on lees, bottled Jul, gold medal WA Wine Show 15. Maximum return from high quality grapes, the region, and very good winemaking. The barrel ferment and Semillon inputs provide the framework for the melange of poached pear and yellow peach, lemony acidity running like a golden thread throughout. One of those wines causing you to regret having to spit out in tastings. Rating 96 Points; Alc: 12.5%; Drink to 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion
Gold Medal - Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia 2015
(95+ Points) - Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia 2015
The ubiquitous WA white blend that offers popularity and everyday pricing can also be a tad samey, but not here, where a more subtle and sophisticated styling steers away from the often wilder tropical aromatic punch seen in the blend for a more considered and balanced stance, lovely spices lifting the white fruit profile and an excellent pithy mouthfeel offering a salivating finish. In plain terms, it’s simply delicious. 4.5 Stars; Top Drops with Tony Love
This is a classic example of this blend from Margaret River. Lifted notes of fresh cut grass and a little tropical character with a lime leaf cut. The palate is finely balanced and intensely flavoured. It focused to a very long finish with a refreshing crunchy mouthfeel. Wine of the Week, Ray Jordan
A white with sliced apple and pear aromas and flavours. Full body, bright acidity and a clean aftertaste. Tangy. Showing hints of grass and green apple skin on the finish. Nick Stock for JamesSuckling. com
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