Since its introduction to the Devil’s Lair family, 9th Chamber Chardonnay has only been produced three times; in 2009, 2011 and 2013, when Margaret River experienced stunning seasons worthy of this complex and beautifully balanced wine. The fruit for 9th Chamber Chardonnay is hand-harvested and then whole-bunch pressed into old French oak barriques.
Awarded WA Wine of the Year
Devil’s Lair’s top Chardonnay, the 2011 Devil’s Lair 9th Chamber Chardonnay, has received the coveted title of WA’s ‘Wine of the Year’ in Ray Jordan’s ‘The West Australian Wine Guide 2015.’
Now in its 14th edition, The 2015 West Australian Wine Guide is the definitive guide on West Australian wine, written by leading Australian wine writer, Ray Jordan. First published in 2002, this annual wine guide is includes more than 800 reviews and covers the breadth and beauty of West Australia’s finest producers and their wines.
On the 2011 Devil’s Lair 9th Chamber Chardonnay, Ray Jordan noted: “What impresses me most is the ability to capture the elegance of the variety while losing nothing of Margaret River’s lingering persistence and intensity.”
Awarding this wine 98 points, he described the wine as:
“A masterly expression of southern Margaret River Chardonnay here. It’s structured with such fine delicate lines yet the flavour extends with relentless drive to a very long finish. Deep in the palate there are layers of subtle complexity delivered with a deft fine touch. This is a testament to quality fruit and exceptional winemaking...”