Original
27 Ratings
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay Margaret River

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Leeuwin wines express the individual vineyard terroirs of Western Australia. The Chadonnay is like liquid gold – round, ripe and mouth filling, with tropical fruits and just the right amount of oak creating perfect harmony

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) #76 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015

Concentrated, perfumed and youthful, the nose exhibits fresh pears and white nectarines with an underlying floral lift of lemon blossom. Subtle notes of pistachio, cinnamon quill, blanched almonds and rice wafer lie beneath. Powerful, yet very fine, the palate has tension with a thread of minerality. Limes, pear skin and lemon sorbet lead to a finely textured mid-palate, with layering and subtle oak integration. The purity and clarity of the fruit is the feature throughout.

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    complexity has developed with a more seductive nose followed by a lingering tropical fruits finish. likely to develop further 06/12 has indeed matured nicely with a more pronounced tropical nose followed by elegant complexity. still good for a number of years. 06/14 continues to mature. classy, creamy, representative of 1st class burgundy. flexible to go with wide range of food. has legs for 2 years more at least.

    about 2 years
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    2005 RP rated 96 and best vintage yet.

    almost 5 years
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    ¥9600 Au WMP

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    "Round, generous and amazingly fresh, with a juicy hint of grapefruit playing against spicy pear, green guava and mint aromas and flavors that expand and persist onto the long, expressive finish. This just doesn't quit, remaining exquisitely balanced. Drink now through 2017. 500 cases imported."