Wills Domain

Wills Domain

If there are more committed and passionate individuals in the wine industry than Darren Haunold then I have yet to make their acquaintance. Darren chose this site based on the maritime influence of the nearby Indian Ocean and Geographe Bay, aiming for wines with elegance and finesse. Excellent range of wines and a great restaurant.

OWNERS
The Haunold family
WINEMAKERS
Bruce Dukes
ESTABLISHED
1985
VINEYARD LOCATION
Yallingup
ANNUAL CRUSH
180 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Viognier, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Scheurebe

CELLAR DOOR
Corner of Abbey Farm Road and Brash Road, Yallingup
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES
$20 – 110
PHONE
9755 2327
EMAIL
cellardoor@willsdomain.com.au
WEBSITE
www.willsdomain.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

Wills Domain cabernet merlot 2014 ($20)

These guys are making some mighty fine red wines especially and this one in the value-for-money category is excellent. Soft and generously proportioned fruit characters on a smoothly integrated palate. Very long and sustained finish. Loads of dark berry fruits with a degree of merlot lushness for balance.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 5 Years

Wills Domain Block 8 chardonnay 2014 ($29)

Deep and powerful aromas of peach and spicy pear open on the nose. The richness and opulence extends into the palate which offers a multi-layered depth of intense driving flavour. The use of oak tightens things and focuses the finish. Excellent wine.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 4 years

Wills Domain Cuvee d’Elevage chardonnay 2013 ($60)

Makes a terrific statement of this northern Margaret River region. Stunning aroma of classic white peach and nectarine with a dash of citrus and grapefruit. The palate is admirably restrained and tightened with extended use of oak in maturation which produces a minerally crispness. It’s so well structured with great depth and intensity.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 9 years

Wills Domain Cuvee d’Elevage shiraz 2014 ($65)

A plush and opulent wine delivered with a high degree of poise and refinement. Gravelly loamy characters on the nose with spicy savouriness. The palate is earthy with savoury dusty characters complementing the sweet fruit. Has more cherry characters than traditional plum which equates to a more subtle expression of the variety.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 9 years

Wills Domain Cuvee d’Elevage cabernet sauvignon 2012 ($65)

A most polished and stylish expression of cabernet from this northern region. Black fruit on the palate with dark liqueur chocolate and a trace of savoury black olive. It’s had a fair hit of French oak yet the balance is spot on with the fine grain of the oak and the firmish tannins threading perfectly to build a solid foundation. Effortless and very long finish.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 9 years

Wills Domain Cuvee d’Elevage Matrix 2014 ($100)

So much happening within this excellent wine. The bouquet packs in a merging and compelling aroma of plum and spicy coffee grinds and dark chocolate. The palate delivers plenty more. Rich dark fruits with highend cherry and cedar. There’s sweet ripe fruit but it’s restrained with a medium weight that extends easily and powerfully to a very long finish.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017