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Leeuwin Chardonnay "Art Series" 2016 (Margaret River, Australia) - [DC 97] [WS 96, #28 Top 100 of 2019] [JS 94]
Leeuwin Chardonnay "Art Series" 2016 (Margaret River, Australia) - [WS 96, #28 Top 100 of 2019] [JS 94]

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Winery: Leeuwin
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Margaret River, Australia
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml


Press / Wine Critic's Reviews

Notes from the Winemaker:

The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & ageworthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.

The nose is energetic, precise and finite with remarkable clarity and purity. Lime, lemon pith, grapefruit and Nashi pear are the hallmark fruits present. Delicate notes of jasmine, cardamom pod, flint, wet stone, blanched almonds and rice wafer give subtle complexity in the background. The shape and frame of the palate is the highlight; volume, combined with length and a mineral acid line threaded in between. Grapefruit, pear and lemon are set in the foreground amongst nougat, brioche, cinnamon and graphite. Wine with incredible poise and presence, with a long life ahead.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Decanter:
"2016 was an outstanding year, with an early, fine summer with daily sea breezes. Slightly above-average January and February temperatures were offset by a welcome 90mm of January rain. Markedly floral, there's a white blossom character to both nose and back-palate. It's a concentrated wine with gently granular fresh and dried pear notes, accompanied by silkier white peach. Succulent, ripe lemony acidity is well integrated and gently sheathed by nougat-inflected creamy lees. Lovely lithe mouthfeel and beautiful harmony. Drinking Window 2019 - 2035." - Sarah Ahmed (May 2019)

96 Points & #28 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Refined and elegant, this white is supple, yet intense and precise, with lemon curd, apricot, honeycomb and mandarin orange flavors, accented by floral and mineral details. The secret weapon here is the sleek acidity, which weaves in and out, giving the flavors definition and verve. Drink now through 2034. 800 cases imported." — MW

94 Points - James Suckling:

"Love the aromas of coconut and pralines with cooked apple, lemon and pecan-pie undertones. Medium-to full-bodied, layered and complete with a juicy and savory aftertaste. Delicious all round. Drink now. Screw cap." - 10 May, 2019

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