Cassandra Charlick: My top Western Australian wines of 2023

Cassandra Charlick: My top wines of 2023
Cassandra Charlick judging at the Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting in Margaret River.

It’s an interesting task to reflect back on the year that was to tease out 10 top wines. What is it that makes a top wine anyway?

For me, it doesn’t necessarily equate to perfection. Yes, it must have the markers of a well-made wine: harmony, balance, complexity and length. But, above all, it must be truthful and exciting – and it must tell the story of a place and the people who made it.


Scroll down for tasting notes and scores of Cassandra Charlick’s 10 top wines of 2023


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