The closest thing, stylistically, to... Grand Cru Burgundy I have seen in an Australian chardonnay.
About The Wine
This is arguably Australia's most iconic Chardonnay. For decades Leeuwin Art Series has been the gold standard of Australian Chardonnay, considered by many as one of the few Australian 'Grand Cru' Chardonnays that can go toe-to-toe with the best of Burgundy and beyond.
The wine is fermented and aged in 100% new French oak of the highest quality. The power and intensity of the fruit is an easy match for the new oak, invariable finding balance and even finesse where most Chardonnays would be overpowered.
The 2016 release was awarded a near-perfect 99+ points from Ray Jordan. It's a wine set for an incredible life. A wine for when only the very best will do.
About Leeuwin Estate
What was once a humble cattle farm in Margaret River has now become one of the most iconic wine producing estates in Australia.
A special site identified by iconic Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi in 1972, Denis and Tricia Horgan took his advise and planted vineyards with the dream of becoming a world-class producer of premium wine.
Leeuwin Estate's first commercial release was in 1979. Now family owned for two generations, theirs is one of the brightest stars in Australian wine. Their iconic Art Series range is now one of the most collectable in the country.
They are celebrated around the world as one of the finest producers of Chardonnay in particular to be found anywhere on the planet.