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Purus is a translation of pristine flavours, textures and the climate of southern Margaret River Chardonnay into wine.


96pts Huon Hooke "Light yellow colour with a bouquet of oatmeal,, cream hazelnuts and smoky toasty oak undercurrents. Intense, rich palate with delicacy as well as generosity; ...complex, still subtle and refined, with terrific length and precision."

95pts Ray Jordan "A thoroughly beautiful chardonnay expressing this variety with a pristine purity. Highly minerally opening with a little sea spray over the richer notes of nectarine and white peach. On the palate a slice of pear and a little lime add another dimensions. Strikes an ideal balance of fruit and oak. One of Dukes' best under this label. A beauty." 


97pts James Halliday "The glittering green hue is a pointer to what is to come. Complex barrel ferment aromas bring crushed cashew and a funky wreath of blanched almonds into play. It is the brightest and quicksilver-lightest on its feet of the three chardonnay siblings, with fantastic length and perfect balance."

96+ Parker pts Wine Advocate "The 2021 Purus Chardonnay is incredibly concentrated, defined by scintillating acidity. It all comes down to the acid, in the end. The fruit courses in rivulets through the channels that the acid cuts—like water into rock over time. There is stephanotis, white pepper, rosemary, saltbush, red apple skins, crushed pistachio and a hint of rose petal. There is also a note of white tea. This is an excellent, distinct wine. Polarizing, very special. "Tensile," says Dukes. Erin Larkin

95pts Ray Jordan "Strikes out with a searing minerality on the nose. A slight saline character works in with other deeper characters of white peach and nectarine. The palate is beautifully refined and fine with a distinctly linear profile and shape. Finishes with a savoury saline edge that leaves a lip-smacking feeling in the mouth."

95pts Cassandra Charlick “A symphonic wine that keeps giving long after the final note has been played.“

93pts James Suckling “Aromas of crushed thyme, rosemary, baked lemons and white peaches. Medium-bodied. Fresh and transparent with crisp acidity. Succulent with subtle tannins guiding the way. Drink or hold. “


98pts James Halliday "The wine is riveting with it's incisive flavours of grapefruit, pear and Granny Smith apple, sparking acidity and other vectors. Drink to 2030.” 

96 Anette Lacy, Wine Pilot    |         94 James Suckling

95pts Gary Walsh, Winefront “Plenty of zing and energy here, and indeed, a lovely wine it is too.” 


Gold, London International Wine Challenge

94, Top 100 Wine Business Magazine

93 Gary Walsh, Winefront “Lime, almond and white flowers with some spicy oak.” 


94 Jordan “there is a precise mineral purity about this wine" 

93 Hooke 

92 Robert Parker Wine Advocate “intensely scented of evolving notes of ripe apricots, meal, ginger, marzipan and brioche with hints of struck match, cedar and quince paste.  The medium-bodied palate has a lovely creaminess to the texture with plenty of depth of stone fruit, toast and nut flavors and some earthiness to the long lively finish.” Lisa Perotti-Brown

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