Western Australia

Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world – however, a significant part of it is sparsely populated. The state has approximately 2.5 million inhabitants (around 11% of the national total), and 92% of the state's population lives in the south-west corner of the state.
Posts about Western Australia
    • Voyager Cabernet Merlot 2001

      Not far from the Margaret river town site and south and along Caves Road, there's an extra ordinary cluster of Karri trees reaching for the sky. Tall, pale and straight, it's breathtakingly beautiful. There's a peaceful serenity and cathedral like silence, the cars infrequent as they are are muffled and insignificant. The wine too comes from the same place, I've written about it before.

      Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 7 readers -
    • Deep Woods Chardonnay 2013

      Sharky's is situated in the Dolphin Quay complex overlooking the Mandurah marina. It's a beautiful spot, light and flies stream in from the side and there are water views from most of the impressively large room. You order at the counter and the staff seem to have an uncanny knack of finding you. I visited at peak time, Sunday at noon and the room was heaving with people, I was ...

      Wino sapienin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
    • Dormilona Cabernet sauvignon 2013

      Margaret River. Cabernet sauvignon. 13%. Approx $A50. A new label and a curious name. I thought for a moment the wine might also be skeletal and bare, but it's the opposite, large and seemingly bigger than the stated 13%, it's a bit of a tadpole, frontal and slightly sweet, with a rapid taper. ...

      Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • In passing

    … 2010 Mountadam Estate Chardonnay. Slightly sweet in the mouth, though of course this is illusory. I had blinkers on (preconceptions and blind tasting while eating Italian food) and called it an Arneis, there is some pleasing almond meal and marzipan but of course not enough bitterness. It's yet another very good effort from Mountadam (08, 09…

    Wino sapienin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • If You Don’t Know…Now You Know! 6 Santa Barbara Winemakers to Watch

    …. Did harvest in Western Australia and was there for 3 + months. Have been to Indonesia 3 different times , for over 4 months combined. Morocco, Chile, Indonesia, Australia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Hawaii. And I’m nowhere near done. Which wine regions have you been to? Which one would you really like to visit? I’ve been to western and south…

    Wine Berserkersin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Six delicious wines with some matched to the Crumbs recipes

    … and smooth, dry, classy palate all signal a honed, composed creature. There is no flamboyance here, just impeccable calm. 2013 Devil’s Lair, The Hidden Cave Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia (£14.99, Spirited Wines tel. 020 7371 8947 & http://www.spiritedwines.co.uk). Look out for the new vintage of this amazing Aussie Chardy…

    Matthew Jukesin Malbec Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Clos Marché Malabre 2010

    … A new and very pretty label from a Cowaramup based duo, though curiously the bottle contains riesling from 2010 (single vineyard, Porongorup, 140 cases). It's a bold move, when everyone else is trying to sell something from 13 or 14, especially for unheralded label. . . The notable thing is that this is starting to turn and mature, perhaps…

    Wino sapienin Riesling- 5 readers -
  • Myattsfield Pinot noir 2013

    … can see his point - strawberry, raspberry and Turkish delight on the nose and in the mouth, a hint of confection and bright acidity. Quiet and self contained it may not appeal to most, but I liked it. Drink soon. A small yes. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context …

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  • Clonakilla Viognier 2009

    … and drain off excess liquid and then add the apricots and the poaching nectar. Continue cooking at low heat for another 30 minutes, then uncover and grill the chicken so the skin might darken. Also tried. The Whicher Ridge Viognier 2013. (Busselton, Western Australia). A new label to me. This is evocative and convincing - almond meal and musk more than…

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  • Braised lamb shoulder

    … Like a game of Chinese whispers, I found I kept getting further and further from the original recipe. I had a picture and a list of odd ingredients, but some were just too hard to locate and improvisation and approximation was required. A 1.5kg shoulder of lamb, scapula and four ribs in situ. Rubbed with two tablespoons of crushed black pepper…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
  • Moss Wood Cabernet sauvignon 1999

    … The last two bottles I tried were from a warm cellar, in contrast this bottle has been in my wine fridge since purchase. The cork was crusted with tartrate crystals and mostly I thought the shape was better, though in end my opinion was unchanged. The opening few minutes is the most convincing. The nose in particular is deep and satisfying…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 7 readers -

    … Piccadilly, from Hoddle's Creek to Horror Gulch, way down there in the Badlands, well what? Why? The Oakridge Funder and Diamond Drive Block model ($75; 13.4%; 93++) is finer and longer, but fairly, ummmm, spendy. So what am I saying about Chardonnay? Unless you're growing it in the coolest bottom bits of southern Victoria or Western Australia, the highest of the Adelaide Hills, or Tasmania, you might be better off growing muscat or hemp. Forget bloody vanilla. …

    Philip White/ drinksterin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
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