Brown Hill Golden Horseshoe Reserve Chardonnay 2017 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
93/100 Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion
90/100 Nick Bulter, The Real Review
93/100 - Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion (2016 Vintage)
‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine Guide 2010
‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine , Guide 2009
Steven Creber, Halliday Wine Companion “Generous in flavour, combining all those elements found in the bouquet, it has an attractive viscosity of mouthfeel with fresh acidity keeping things taut and controlled on the palate. Well made.”
Nick Butler “..A generous wine that retains poise, complex enough, the grapefruit acid line leaves a hint of bitterness that demands the next sip. Grapefruits and charry oak - vanilla custard rounds out the bouquet. A lovely, creamy palate... ”
Ray Jordan 'Probably the best chardonnay from this small producer. Aromas of lime and light stone fruit with a trace of crunchy melon. It's a medium-bodied wine with the oak delibrately underplayed, though still taking an important role. Nice edge to the finish'. (2016 Vintage)
Ned Goodwin 'A wine that glimpses the current zeitgeist, tauter expressions of chardonnay while also paying heed to the proclivity of Margaret River for generosity and texture. Honeydew melon and quice leap out of the blocks... a generous lick of medium French oak, toning the palate'. (2016 Vintage)
The Western Australian Wine Guide 2018 "Brown Hill Estate is small family-run southern Margaret River producer has gone from strength to strength with a range of exceptional quality and value-for-money wines. The vines are all dry grown and on quite harsh gravelly soils, resulting in small yields. All grapes are hand-picked. The reds are put into a high percentage of new American and French oak. Great value and super wines."
Brown Hill Estate is a family run, multi-award winning Margaret River winery focussed on single vineyards. It utilizes traditional methods of handpicking and hand sorting to get the best quality from its grapes, and French coopered barrels in production.
Margaret River is one of the best-known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends and Shiraz.
Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.
Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and mineraly, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.