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 Ray Jordan ~ 2017 The West Australian Wine Guide

 

In January we entered the Winestate “Best of the West” tasting.  There where over 2000 wines in the line-up and we are thrilled to announce that we received the following results:

 GOLD MEDAL – 5 STARS (Wine of the Year Finalist)

  • Thompson Estate Four Chambers Cabernet Shiraz 2015           $25.00                   Top in Category

 4 STARS – EXCELLENT

 

 

 

JAMES HALLIDAY 5 RED STAR RATING for the 8th year

CATHAY PACIFIC HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION – HKIWSC 2016
Thompson Estate Malbec 2014 – SILVER
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – SILVER

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WINESTATE MAGAZINE
New Release Wines December 2016
Thompson Estate Malbec 2014 – Excellent – 4 stars
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Chardonnay 2015 – Recommended – Very Good
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Cabernet Shiraz 2014 – Recommended – Very Good
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Recommended – Very Good

WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2016
Thompson Estate Andrea 2012 – SILVER

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION – London 2016
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2014 – SILVER
Thompson Estate The Specialist Chardonnay 2014 – SILVER
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Shiraz 2014 – SILVER
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – SILVER
Thompson Estate The Specialist Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – SILVER
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JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2017 edition
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2014 – 95 points
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 95 points
Thompson Estate Cabernet Merlot 2013 – 95 points
Thompson Estate Andrea Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2013 – 94 points
Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – 92 points
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Shiraz 2014 – 91 points
95–96 Outstanding. Wines of gold medal standard, usually with a great pedigree.
94 Wines on the cusp of gold medal status, virtually indistinguishable from those wines receiving 95 points.
90–93 Highly Recommended. Wines of silver medal standard, wines of great quality, style and character,
and worthy of a place in any cellar.”

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The West Australian” – TOP 100 RED WINES – Ray Jordan –  July 2016
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Cabernet Shiraz 2014 ($20)

The best yet from this second label of Perth cardiologist Peter Thompson. Textured and fruity, with deep and concentrated fruit characters. Lots of blackcurrant integrated with fine oak and firm tannins. Controlled and long in the mouth. 92/100

Wine Companion 2016
Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc SSB 2015 – 92 points
60/40% fermented separately, a portion of the sauvignon blanc fermented and matured for 3-4 weeks in used French oak. Attractive Margaret River blend, oak leaving it to the fruit to supply the flavours; lemon/lemon zest are joined by apple and stone fruit echoes. Balance and length are the keynotes, with more to come over the next 3+ years. Drink to 2021.

2016 WINEWISE CHAMPIONSHIP
Four Chambers Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 – SILVER

2015 LANGTON’S MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW
Four Chambers Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 – GOLD

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION – London 2015
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – GOLD
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JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2016 edition
Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 95 points
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2013 – 96 points
Thompson Estate Cabernet Merlot 2012 – 94 points
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 95 points
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 – 94 points
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Shiraz 2013 – 93 points

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RAY JORDAN TOP 100 – “The West Australian” 23 July 2015
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Shiraz 2013 – 91/100
This opulent shiraz from quite a warm Margaret River vineyard is a real fruit bomb of riches. There’s a nice savoury edge to it. Deep and penetrating dusty, dark plum and blackberry with a hint of mulberry. The oak is neatly weighted and the fine grainy tannins bring some structure into the mix. Quality wine for the price.

DECANTER – MARGARET RIVER SUPPLEMENT 2015
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2013 – 18 (93)
“Under the watchful eye of Bob Cartwright, who has been at Thompson Estate since he ‘retired’ as chief winemaker at Leeuwin Estate in 2005, Thompson Estate is, unsurprisingly, making top-notch Chardonnay. The 2013, which has swallowed up its 100% new oak, is fruit driven, stylish and very nicely put together. Drink 2015-2022.”

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION – IWSC London 2014
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2013 – GOLD OUTSTANDING
Luminous straw yellow in colour with green flashes. A smoky start to the nose, struck match and bacon which swiftly turns to stone fruits, guava, nuts and a sprinkle of lime/lemon. It flows smoothly in the mouth, the high pitched acidity in absolute balance. Very complete. The palate is pure Margaret River, unmistakeable in profile.

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INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION – IWSC London 2014
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – SILVER

Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – BRONZE

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN WINE GUIDE 2015 – RAY JORDAN’S REVIEWS
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AUSTRALIAN WINE SHOWCASE MAGAZINE – October 2014 edition
Chardonnay Varietal Tasting
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2013 – GOLD 95 points

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 Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2012 – 96 points
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 96 points
Thompson Estate SSB Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – 95 points
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2011 – 95 points
Thompson Estate Locum Chardonnay 2013 – 94 points
Thompson Estate Locum Cabernet Merlot 2012 – 94 points
Outstanding wines of the highest quality, often with a distinguished pedigree
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DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2014
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2012 – SILVER
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THE WEST AUSTRALIAN WINE GUIDE 2014 – RAY JORDAN’S REVIEWS
DOWNLOAD Thompson Estate The West Australian Wine Guide 2014

THE DRINKS BUSINESS – GLOBAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON MASTERS
May 2014
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Silver

CAB SAV 14 Silver logoDECANTER MAGAZINE – Coonawarra & Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Panel Tasting 2014
June 2014 issue
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Highly Recommended – 94 points
Fine nose of lovely elegance and polish behind the fragrance and fruit quality. This shows depth and is quite layered. The palate is well textured and very rich and then some lovely spices and great balance. Drink 2014-2025 Alc 14%
DOWNLOAD Results Coonawarra & Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Panel Tasting 2014

WINESTATE MAGAZINE – TOP 40 BEST VALUE BUYS!
July August 2014 issue
Thompson Estate Four Chambers Margaret River Shiraz 2012 $20.00

POH TIONG’S (CHINA) REVIEW – THE MARGARET RIVER REPORT 2014
Red Bordeaux Blends – 2011 Vintage
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 4 STARS
Ripe capsicum, cassis-ish fruit. Intense and complex. Ripe Rich tannins and lots of freshness. Vibrant, Energetic. Balanced. About full-bodied.
DOWNLOAD Results Poh Tiong’s The Margaret River Report 2014

PERTH ROYAL WINE SHOW 2013
Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – GOLD

GOURMET TRAVELLER (NOV 2013 edition) – 100 TOP NEW RELEASES
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – 94 points

Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc – 90 points

VINTAGE CELLARS 2013 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Silver

WINESTATE MAGAZINE (Oct 2013) – SEMILLON & BLENDS
Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 4 1/2 stars

JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2014
Andrea 2010 – 95 points
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – 95 points
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2010 – 94 points
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – 94 points
Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 93 points
Locum Cabernet Merlot 2011 – 92 points
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THE WEST WEEKEND MAGAZINE – RAY JORDAN
Saturday 13 July 2013
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2011 – 96/100

THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE
8 June 2013
Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc – 94 points
Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2011 – 93 points
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010  – 93 points

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN WINE GUIDE 2013 – RAY JORDAN’S REVIEWS
DOWNLOAD Thompson Estate The West Australian Wine Guide 2013

JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2013
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POH TIONG’S REVIEW – THE MARGARET RIVER REPORT 2010 VINTAGE
Thompson Estate Andrea Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2010 – 4 STARS
Intense blue/black fruits. Rich tannins that are also very fresh. The oak and structure very nicely handled and, together with the sustained intensity of fruit, expertly balanced. Great winemaking. Medium plus bodied.

DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2013
Thompson Estate Andrea Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2010 – Bronze
Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Bronze
Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Bronze

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