I had the chance to look at a range of the Oates Ends wines a year or so ago – I had hoped to meet up with winemaker, Cath Oates (brother Russ has control of the vineyards), when in Margaret River at the time, but we could not make it work. Very much my loss. This is their debut Chardonnay, and what a cracking way to start.
Time in French oak and, at the moment, that is front and centre. Quality oak with lovely nutmeg notes. Behind that, stonefruit, ginger and peach notes. Very attractive, clean plus excellent length and as the oak moderates over the next few years, this wine will sing. 92 now, but with a bullet.
Oates Ends Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – 93 Points