Our Wines

estatewinesThe Estate wines in the Thompson Estate range represent the pinnacle of our winemaking and viticulture. The wines are all from our own vineyard in the Wilyabrup valley, enjoying the unique location of the maritime climate surrounded by ocean on three sides ensuring cooling breezes even in the height of summer and unique soils which make this sub-region the home to some of the world’s most iconic wines.

The vines are subject to the meticulous, yes even loving, attention of our viticulture team and there is a continuous conversation throughout the season with the winemaking team on the canopy management to get the ideal balance to protect the vines from harsh sunshine but ensure even and generous ripening, and the optimal time of picking. We follow organic and biodynamic principles in ensuring sustainable practices in our vineyard.

In recent years, we have got to know our vineyard even better and now can identify differing parts of the vineyard with unique characters for inclusion in our highly regarded chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and blends of cabernet.  We are confident that the careful selection of parcels of fruit will continue to enhance our ESTATE wines.

All wines are made on site in our own winery under the watchful eye of our master winemaker, Bob Cartwright. This integrated, constantly developed teamwork approach from a site with a unique character has returned many accolades for our Estate wines. While collecting medals is not our main aim, it is pleasing that wine shows and the critics we respect, regularly give our wines their enthusiastic endorsement.

Chardonnay
2014 Chardonnay  SORRY out of stock, next vintage coming soon

Elegant pale/medium straw with brilliant clarity and a subtle green edge. A complex, exotic array of lifted lemon/lime citrus, cinnamon and clove spice with hints of nutmeg and orange blossom. A slight funky struck match, wild ferment character gives an element of complexity.

Rich vibrant palate with a soft creamy texture and exquisite white stone fruit flavours fill the mouth. Well integrated, supple oak and persistent, tight yet seamless acid lines linger on resulting in a crisp, clean, captivating finish.

 

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2015 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Pale straw with a green tinge and brilliant clarity. A complex display of delicate but lifted citrus; lemon and lime aromas with a grassy, gooseberry edge. A suggestion of lush tropical and stone fruit with a hint of cinnamon spice adds extra depth and intricacy.

The palate is clean, refreshing and bursting with flavour, sensationally reflecting the nose. Great balance, complexity and natural acid, these flavours flow through the pallet seamlessly and finish with great length and delicate persistence.

 

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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep crimson red with slight purple edge. A complex display of rich chocolate, mocha, dark cherry and black currant characters upfront, subtle sweet cinnamon oak spice and savoury dried herbs adds an extra depth of intricacy.

Medium to full bodied wine with elegant, well integrated fruit flavours fill the palate followed by a succulent, fleshy but firm tannin structure. Juicy red berry fruit flavours persist endlessly with a hint of dark chocolate on the finish.

 

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2012 Andrea Reserve Cabernet Merlot

Deep crimson red with a slight purple edge. A complex display of fine fruit and rich dark berry, blackcurrant and cassis characters flaunt openly followed by an attractive, delicate array of aromas of violets, elegant spice and subtle mint.

Luscious, rich rounded mouth watering flavours fill the palate upfront reflecting the nose superbly followed by a succulent, fleshy but firm texture. The wine is tightly structured and the fruit is complimented with a hint of toasty cinnamon oak and spice on the mid palate. The finish shows great length where the delightful flavours lingers on endlessly with a persistent satisfaction.

 

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2012 Cabernet Merlot

Deep dark red with a slight purple edge and brilliant clarity. Rich, complex fruit driven nose of an attractive array of blackberry, blackcurrants and other rich dark fruits pleasure the senses. A hint of dried sage, delicate violets, and cedar oak spice add an extra element of complexity while a splash of mint gives a clean, uplifting edge.

A rich, medium bodied palate with delicate red berry fruit flavours fills the mouth followed by a dark berry overtone and a savoury edge. The firm but slightly powdery tannin structure is in perfect balance with the fruit giving great length, complexity and elegance to the wine. 

 

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2014 Malbec   

Deep dark red with a slight purple edge and brilliant clarity. Juicy blueberry, raspberry and violet perfume lift from the glass. Delicate hints of milk chocolate and cedar together with subtle herbal/savoury notes add further layers of complexity and depth.

Concentrated red and black cherry fruits fill the palate while ripe, elegant yet firm tannins add structure and texture. Fine Cassis flavours linger in the mouth giving length and purity while a spicy/savoury note finishes the wine with finesse.

 

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2009 Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Tiraged February 2009 and disgorged July 2016Crafted by the Methode Traditionelle. Whole bunch pressed, fermented and matured in aged French oak. The toasty, creamy richness of the Chardonnay is balanced by the more austere Pinot Noir to achieve a highly satisfying sparkling wine. Every step in producing this wine was meticulously planned and monitored to ensure the highest quality outcome. 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir.

Pale lemon with brilliant clarity, fine beads and a persistent mousse. A clean, fresh, complex nose displaying a refreshing lemon/lime lift, subtle sweet strawberry fragrances, delicate citrus blossom and an appetising brioche overtone.

Elegant citrus flavours reflect the nose and a subtle hint of oak adds extra complexity. The palate is soft, clean and well balanced with a smooth, creamy mouth feel. Fine acid lines, great persistence and finesse finishes this wine sensationally.

 

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fourchambers We decided for the 2013 Vintage to release our newest range, the Four Chambers Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. This range is a tribute to Peter’s parallel professions of Cardiology and Vigneron.  The label shows a heart with each of the heart’s four chambers reflecting the balance of the four stages of viticulture, winemaking, maturation and presentation.

The wines are made with the discipline of a professional career but also expressing the passion and creativity which comes from the heart and which is essential for great wine.  All the wines in this range have the Thompson Estate quality stamp but are approachable and affordable.

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2015 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

The colour is pale straw with green hues and brilliant clarity. Showing great intensity, this wine has a fresh, clean, vibrant nose of elegant gooseberry, thistle upfront with a complex underlying tropical fruit delight. A lemon and lime zesty edge with a touch of spice adds an extra depth of intricacy.

Delicate tropical fruit flavours and a gooseberry, thistle edge the palate has a crisp clean structure, tight mid palate, and a zippy minerality which finishes the wine with great length, persistence and elegance.

 

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2015 Chardonnay

Pale straw with green hues and brilliant clarity. Showing great intensity, this wine has a fresh, clean, vibrant nose of delicate white floral, with peach and elegant spice upfront with a complex underlying orange and lemon zest, orange blossom, poached pear, lemon tart and Dukkah spice.

Elegant, medium bodied wine with delicate fruit flavours and a fresh, delicate acidity. A toasty oak back bone adds extra complexity with a white floral finish gives great length and persistence.

 

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2014 Cabernet Shiraz

Medium red with a purple edge. Red cherry, dark plums and a spicy edge lift from the glass while more delicate aromas of violets and white pepper together with subtle smoky/savoury notes add further layers of complexity.

Delicate red berry fruits fill the palate while ripe, elegant yet firm tannins add structure and texture. Red cherry flavours linger in the mouth giving length and purity while the spicy/savoury notes emanating from the oak displays finesse.

 

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FCCM
 Shiraz

Medium dark red with a purple edge. An intricate display of lifted dark cherry, dark plums, forest fruits, and red cherries makes this wine instantly appealing while more delicate but equally enjoyable fragrances of violets, white pepper and subtle smoky/savoury notes adds a dimension of complexity.

Rich, round, voluptuous mouth-watering fruits fill the palate while ripe, firm tannins add structure and texture. The flavours reflect the nose and the black cherry, red current finesse lingers in the mouth giving great length and purity and a touch of smoky oak on the finish completes the wine superbly.

 

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 Pinot Rosé

Pale strawberry, salmon colour with brilliant clarity. Delicate strawberries and cream gently lift out of the glass, and a subtle raspberry edge with a hint of rose petal blossom in a placid spring breeze dances in the background. Gentle fruit flavours reflect the nose while the elegant acid and soft minerality combines effortlessly to bring finesse and grace to the palate.

With great balance, soft fruit flavours and great length this wine finishes with a delicate persistence and satisfaction.

 

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In an innovative joint venture with K Wines of Hong Kong, Thompson Estate have released their aspirational 2011 CEO Reserve Cabernet Merlot wine. This wine, produced and bottled by the Thompson Estate Winery in Margaret River, is from carefully selected fruit from Thompson Estate’s Wilyabrup vineyard.

Every step, from fruit selection to winemaking and final blending has been meticulously monitored and lovingly crafted to the highest standards. It’s packaging is impressive, highlighting the aspirational message of the label and its prestigious origins. The wine is an excellent example of the fine cabernet based red wines from Margaret River.

Peter Thompson and his Hong Kong partners in the venture are confident that it will appeal to the most discerning of Chinese wine connoisseurs. It has received a very positive response on preliminary marketing and will be distributed through specially branded CEO stores in Hong Kong and China. 

2011 CEO Reserve Cabernet Merlot  The colour is deep crimson red with a purple edge. A complex display of fine fruit and rich dark berry characters such as blackcurrant, cassis, raspberry, and Christmas pudding are showing up front followed by an enticing, delicate array of aromas of violets, elegant spice and a subtle mint. Luscious, rich rounded mouth watering flavours fill the palate upfront which reflects the nose followed by a succulent, fleshy but firm texture. The wine is tightly structured and the fruit is complimented with a hint of toasty oak showing as a slight cinnamon and spice on the mid palate. The finish shows great length where the delightful flavours lingers on endlessly with a slight cooling sensation which adds to the persistent satisfaction
Detailed Tasting Note To purchase contact our Hong Kong Distributor: newKWINELOGOKWINE Room 07, 12/F., Corporation Park, 11 On Lai Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong Tel : (852) 2368 8938 Email : info@kwine.com.hk Click Here for more details and Chinese translation