In 1830 three brothers – Alfie, Charlie and Jack Bussell – disembarked in the hot sun after a long and arduous sea voyage on the ‘Warrior’ at the infant Swan River Colony, Western Australia. After a few unsuccessful years attempting to earn their fortune around Augusta, this enterprising trio set off into the wilderness in search of a better place to establish a farm. They eventually found a favourable site with good soil and mild conditions, and here their farm – and the brothers – prospered. This small pioneering plot was the beginnings of what would eventually grow into the thriving Margaret River settlement of Busselton.
The bouquet is positively peachy with plenty of white stonefruit characters bursting out of the glass. The palate is textured with mineral elements and just a hint of vanillin French oak influence. The finish is long and beautifully balanced by cleansing acidity.
A cute and cuddly story which extends to the wine's packaging takes a serious turn with the acquisition of award-winning winemaker Paul Boulden and a high quality Margaret River Chardonnay. Immediately honest to its variety and origins, the winery guff shouts "an unmistakable charm: elegant and peachy, with a little zesty finish" and that is exactly what you get. For sheer drinkability, it is an excellent wine and a veritable bargain at twenty bucks. Drink: Now – 2026; Quality: Excellent BW; WineStar© September 2020
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