Chestnut Grove Wines (Manjimup Wine Enterprises)

Chestnut Grove Wines (Manjimup Wine Enterprises)

Chestnut Grove is a family-owned winery, and what began as a passion for wine in 1987 by Vic Kordic has blossomed into an operation producing awardwinning estate-grown and bottled wines. Vic’s sons Mark and Paul now run the vineyard, which produces cool-climate wines with distinctive character.

OWNERS
Mark Kordic and Paul Kordic
WINEMAKERS
David Dowden
ESTABLISHED
1988
VINEYARD LOCATION
Manjimup
ANNUAL CRUSH
300 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Merlot, Pinot Noir

CELLAR DOOR
Chestnut Grove Road, Manjimup
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
WINE PRICES
$18 – 45
PHONE
9772 4255
EMAIL
mweadmin@bigpond.com
WEBSITE
www.chestnutgrove.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Mail Order, Online

Chestnut Grove Estate verdelho 2015 ($20)

This little estate has produced some exceptional verdelhos over the years and this is another. Not as pungent as some but there is superb flavour depth with creamy tropical fruit flavours with a decent splash of lime. The palate is long with a fine subtle acid. Smooth, easy drinking.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 4 years

Chestnut Grove Estate chardonnay 2014 ($20)

A lighter-bodied and delicately-balanced chardonnay. Has a slightly creamy mouthfeel with crisp white peach and mealy characters. Palate is sustained and well balanced with a nice infusion of oak. Fruit-driven style and enjoyable.
SCORE 88/100 CELLAR 3 years

Chestnut Grove Estate merlot 2014 ($20)

Lots happening in this value-for-money merlot. Notes of chocolate, fruitcake and gravelly loam on the nose. The palate is rich with an earthy dusty character feeding through the lush dark fruit flavours. Well balanced with nice oak and ripe tannins in support. Juicy and ripe.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 4 years

Chestnut Grove Reserve shiraz 2012 ($40)

This is a medium-bodied shiraz from an area that does this variety rather well when the season is kind. Has a slightly spicy savoury and peppery note on the nose. The palate is smooth and seamlessly structured with good oak and tannin integration.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 6 years

Chestnut Grove Reserve pinot noir 2013 ($50)

This is a mighty serious pinot noir. It’s a tight and controlled wine with fine bony tannins and light cherry fruit flavours. There is a sweet plump, albeit light-bodied finely structured mid palate, with a dry focused finish. It’s a wine that will be better for a few years in the bottle.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 8 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017