Light to medium yellow colour and a complex bouquet rich in artifact: it's smoky, nutty, toasty and shows considerable lees input, and some low-level sulfides. There's a touch of apparent sweetness, which is no obstacle to enjoying it, the finish being clean and dry. A generous, layered, rewarding wine, with traditional chardonnay richness as well as some restraint. It achieves a great balance between the two worlds. A beaut drink. Drink: 2017-2025 (Feb17)

95/100

Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com

Artus is an artistic translation of the local Gin Gin clone into wine. The wine creates its own journey. It is a provocative, complex and textural wine exuding the seductive spirit of “old world” Chardonnay. The vines have been managed to allow only dappled light into the fruiting zone. This promotes flavour development, low tannins, and bright levels of natural acidity. The fruit is sourced from the cool southern end of Margaret River. The tiny 100g Gin Gin clusters are hand harvested at first light to preserve freshness of fruit.

(DN6215)

Grape Variety Chardonnay
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Domaine Naturaliste
SKU DN6215