Scrutinising Chardonnay

People tasting wine at the Cullen Chardonnay tasting

Reporting on the 'world's best white' from Margaret River, including the 38th edition of the benchmark Chardonnay tasting held at Cullen winery, pictured above.

For professional palates within the region, there is no doubt: Margaret River makes the best Chardonnay in the world. And while there is bound to be jingoism in such judgments, tasting the actual evidence builds up a persuasive argument.

Nor is this breaking news. Jancis described a triumph for Margaret River Chardonnay in her write-up of the 32nd edition of the Cullen International Chardonnay Tasting six years ago. In our tasting-note database, 48% of Margaret River...