Sandalford Wines

Sandalford Wines

Sandalford Wines has well and truly leapt into the big league of premium producers in Western Australia, having now completely transformed itself into a Margaret River wine operation. The Estate Reserve and Margaret River Range are entirely from Margaret River. The team of owner Peter Prendiville and winemaker Hope Metcalf has taken the wines in an exciting new direction.

OWNERS
Peter Prendiville and Debra Prendiville
WINEMAKERS
Hope Metcalf
ESTABLISHED
1840
VINEYARD LOCATION
Margaret River and Swan Valley
ANNUAL CRUSH
500 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Viognier, Merlot

CELLAR DOOR
777 Metricup Road, Wilyabrup and 3210 West Swan Road, Caversham
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$14 – 95
PHONE
9374 9374
EMAIL
sandalford@sandalford.com
WEBSITE
www.sandalford.com
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online, Export

Sandalford Margaret River cabernet merlot 2014 ($20)

Fruity blend from Margaret River delivering that neat mix of wild berries, plums and blackberry. A little vanillin oak complements the supple tannins in this generous wine for drinking in the short term. The integration of fruit and oak is a feature as it really brings out the lively fruit expression perfectly.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 Years

Sandalford Prendiville shiraz 2013 ($120)

A thoroughly gorgeous example of Margaret River shiraz. It’s presented with so much poise and expression. Perfume notes of spicy violet and plum on the nose with a savoury background. The palate is totally seamless and smooth with a wonderful integration of fruit and oak supported by silky fine tannins. Drinking so well now but will handle cellaring up to 10 years.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 10 Years

Sandalford Estate Reserve shiraz 2014 ($35)

Plush and opulent Margaret River shiraz. Spicy savoury notes on the nose with loads of mocha chocolate and coffee grinds tossed around with the deep dark satsuma plum fruitiness. Smooth and perfectly seamless palate with silky fine tannins a feature. Another lesson in quality Margaret River shiraz.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 10 Years

Sandalford Estate Reserve chardonnay 2015 ($35)

Interesting thing here is the relatively lower alcohol which does detract from the fruit intensity and power of the wine. Roasted nutty aromas with a subtle understated creamy buttery nuance. Palate is lighter bodied but with excellent persistence and depth. A little minerally acid to finish completes a tidy wine.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 6 Years

Sandalford Prendiville Reserve chardonnay 2015 ($75)

Balanced and restrained chardonnay. Picked earlier yet there is no shortage of full ripe fruit and power in this well-crafted chardie that demands your attention from the first sniff. Beautiful savoury white peachy character on the nose. The palate is delicate but urgently intense and driving. Lip smacking crunchy finish.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 Years

Sandalford Estate Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($45)

Beautiful expression of Margaret River cabernet from a very good year. The nose is immediately powerful with a huge wave of blackcurrant and understated black olive and dark chocolate in the background. The palate delivers with punch. Deep and concentrated cabernet displaying firm fully ripe tannins and a solid hit of oak which the fruit needs. Purposeful drive to a long finish.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 Years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017