Atticus Grande Reserve Chardonnay 2016 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
96/100 James Halliday Wine Companion
96/100 James Halliday Wine Companion (2013 Vintage)
5/5 stars Winestate Magazine Chardonnay Tasting (2010 Vintage)
95/100 Ray Jordan The West Australian (2007 Vintage)
95/100 David Prestipino STM The Sunday Times (2007 Vintage)
4.5/5 stars Winestate Magazine Best of the West 2013 (2007 Vintage)
95/100 The Real Review (2006 Vintage)
95/100 James Halliday Wine Companion (2006 Vintage)
96/100 Huon Hooke Sydney Morning Herald (2006 Vintage)
90/100 The Real Review (2005 Vintage)
91/100 Ray Jordan’s Guide to Wine (2005 Vintage)
96/100 James Halliday Wine Companion (2005 Vintage)
Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020
Bronze - Decanter Wine Awards (2010 Vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge (2009 Vintage)
Silver - Decanter Wine Awards (2009 Vintage)
Top Gold - Royal Perth Wine Show (2007 Vintage)
Silver - Cowra Wine Show (2007 Vintage)
Trophy - Wine of the Show - Royal Sydney Wine Show (2006 Vintage)
Top Gold - Royal Sydney Wine Show (2006 Vintage)
Gold - Mount Barker Wine Show (2006 Vintage)
Gold - Royal Sydney Wine Show (2006 Vintage)
Bronze - Rutherglen Wine Show (2006 Vintage)
Top Gold - Wine Show Asia Singapore (2005 Vintage)
Gold - American Express Wine Show (2005 Vintage)
Bronze - International Chardonnay Challenge (2005 Vintage)
Bronze - Margaret River Wine Show (2005 Vintage)
James Halliday “As ever, a distinguished wine, with a particular texture engendered by its citrussy acidity; the heavy lifting is provided by the immaculate white peach and pink grapefruit of a palate that is intense yet delicate, delicacy stemming from the way the wine flows through the mouthfeel and long finish..Hand-picked, matured in French oak (50% new) for 10 months.”
The Winemaker “As ever a distinguished wine, with a particular texture engendered by its citrussy acidity: the heavy lifting is provided by the immaculate white peach and pink grapefruit of a palate that is intense yet delicate, delicacy stemming from the way the wine flows through the mouthfeel and long finish.”
Decanter "Elegant and restrained with very nice notes of white peaches and nectarines. Medium bodied, creamy and crisp with long stone fruit after taste." (2010 vintage)
Huan Hooke, The Real Review "Delicate, lean, light-bodied and savoury in mouth. Unusual mouth-feel. I like it a lot.....Subtly complex: a superb wine. Light yellow; very complex nose, layered and Burgundian. Nutty, with hints of creamy lees, nougat, toast and honeysuckle." (2006 Vintage)
The Real Review "Rich, deep palate with some astringency and a firm clean finish. Pleasant drinking. Light yellow. Toffee-apple aromas coupled with smoked-meat lees-derived aromas. Palate is a trifle hollow and interrupted, with some phenolic grip. Quite oak-driven, but not shrill. " (2005 Vintage)
A delightfully complex wine that is Burgundian in style.
Since the release of Chapman Grove & the winery's premium Atticus range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.
James Halliday "A very successful venture under the control of CEO Ron Fraser. The wines come from the estate vineyards planted to chardonnay, Semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.....[The winery's] ultra-premium wines are under the Atticus label."
Atticus is owned by Chapman Grove Wines; a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.
Atticus utilises exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region.
The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the the estate's first release in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze medals.
Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy "SSB'" blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Margaret River's winemakers are particularly proud of it's 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.