Evans & Tate Receives 98 Points in The WA Wine Guide 2022
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2018 Redbrook Reserve Chardonnay received a stellar 98 points in The West Australian Wine Guide 2022. This ‘modern chardonnay at its best’ lead the way for Evans & Tate showing that the 2018 vintage will go down as one of Margaret River’s finest.
While Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to be the regions benchmark varieties, our finely tuned and delicate 2018 Redbrook Estate Shiraz is enjoying well deserved recognition (96 points), along with alternative varietals such as our 2019 Single Vineyard Malbec (92 points).
The West Australians Wine Guide’s author, Ray Jordan, has been writing about wine for more than 40 years and is a passionate advocate for the Western Australian wine industry. Hundreds of wines are submitted for tasting, with Ray publishing the best in West Australian wine in his annual guide.
Read the full Evans & Tate reviews below.
Such poise and refinement captured so beautifully. This is a marvellous example of the region and the vintage. It predictably has won heaps of bling, and so it should. Minerally, savoury and lean, yet with the power of the 2018 vintage powering through. The palate is extraordinary as it accelerates through to a long, finely crafted finish. This is a modern chardonnay at its best.
Terrific shiraz from this excellent vineyard in an excellent year. Engages from the start with scents of spicy infused plum and cherry with a little vanilla pod concentration. The palate is seamlessly structured with find powdery tannins sitting within powerful fruit. It's such a poised wine that builds effortlessly through the palate to a long finish. So bright and energetic.
Wonderful, classically defined cabernet merlot from this excellent vintage in Margaret River. Fragrant blackcurrant with a lift of cedar and bay leaf before the cabernet minerally oyster shell character cuts in. Tightly held, focused palate is very long. And those powdery tannins play a fundamental role in defining the palate.
Displays the highly scented aromatics of this pretty vintage. Bay leaf and red berry aromas merging with olive tapenade and deeper blackcurrant fruits. The palate is intense, with powdery tannins threading deep into the fruit and supported with some nice fine-grained oak. Has a firmish structure displaying great poise.
Evans & Tate 2019 Single Vineyard Chardonnay
This comes from the Bridgelands Vineyard in Karridale south of Margaret River. White peach and grapefruit aromas with a little of that roasted cashew intrigue. The palate is finely crafted, delivering precise flavours, with a savoury, minerally finish accentuating its linear structure
A high-energy bright and spicy chardonnay. Has rich nectarine and stone fruit, with a peach brioche combination livened with a splash of grapefruit pulp and citrus. The oak has been neatly integrated and deliberately underplayed to reveal the best of the fruit.
Nice to see a straight varietal malbec coming under this label. It has all you want from the variety. Dark fruit evident from the colour, yet it's soft and almost malleable, and more medium-bodied. Good concentration with a tarry character. Fine, powdery tannins and what appears to be plenty of old oak to underplay the oak influence.
Evans & Tate 2019 Broadway Chardonnay
This falls into the slightly older-style category, yet there is a modern twist with delicate, refined fruit touched with just a faint hint of oak. Flavours of nougat and brioche with a minerally acidity sustaining the finish. Nice current-drinking wine.
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