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2019 Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay

Margaret River, WA

Spectacular release of one of Australia's great white wines.

HIGH SCORE

$138.00

5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
4 Reviews
About
This lives up to its mantle as one of Australia's best, a brilliant release.

Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)

About The Wine

This is arguably Australia's most iconic Chardonnay.
For decades Leeuwin Art Series has been the gold standard of Aussie 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, invariably finding balance and even finesse where most Chardonnays would be overpowered.

The Leeuwin Art Series is 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.

The Horgan family
The Horgan family
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Immaculate, powerful, intense nose with purity and clarity of primary fruit characterised by pear, white peach, lime curd and custard apple. There are infinite layers of brioche, grilled hazelnuts, cinnamon quill, shaved nutmeg, black cardamom and almond meal. A thread of graphite in the background adds elegant complexity.

Penetration and drive with incredible shape and frame on the palate. The symmetry of layers, contours and overall balance is precise. Pear, cut lime and nectarine are definite throughout. Sweet spice and elegant oak use sit neatly with the fruit, underlined by a delicate acid line, leading to a palate with effortless length.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2036
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Leeuwin cellar
The Leeuwin cellar
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

98Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay on release is an achingly painful thing to drink, because once you've known the utter pleasure these wines bring at 5 or more years of age, it becomes a mess of cognitive dissonance to drink them so young. They are closed, taut, coiled, but more than anything, populated by rippling fruit that undulates untold through the interminably long finish. They typically don't reveal their kaleidoscopic spice and prismatic fruit flavour until a little further down the track. So, all I can humbly do here, is place the vintage in context. Through the lens of the cool year, this glitters with a purity and finesse that is deeply attractive. Aligned in style with the 2017." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

97Points
The Wine Front

"Pear, lemon oil, grapefruit, ginger, cinnamon and cedar oak, with a distinctly savoury sort of hazelnut character, along with some vanilla and white flower perfume. It’s tight, powerful, saline and precise, with a firm flintiness to texture, quite chalky, and superb spicy length and an almost umami aftertaste. I’m thinking grapefruits and biscuits, grilled nuts, even citrus zest.  And for all its power and oak, it keeps itself racy and refined. It’s a cracking release." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

97Points
The Real Review

"Pale lemon, with a stylish nose of fennel, preserved lemon and cigar box spice. A delicate frame of spicy oak sits nicely alongside the fruit, finishing with toasted brioche and mealy flavours. Then a saline edge kicks in. There's tension yet generosity to the fruit. This is an outstanding wine, nothing feels forced, the fruit has been picked with precision timing. This lives up to its mantle as one of Australia's best, a brilliant release." - Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews
5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
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Value for MoneyRated 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5
4 reviews
  • KH
    Kate H.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Flagship Chardy of Margies

    Incredible Chardonnay that lives up to the consistent reputation of Leeuwin Estate, truly amongst the greats of Australian flagship chardonnay. Don't hesitate, rewards immediately but the ultimate test of patience!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Lucy S.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    2018 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

    Sophisticated, intense and dazzlingly long.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    CyD
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Shopping made easy on Different Drop

    Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay is a yearly Christmas gift

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    ADAM R.
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    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    One of Australia's best Chardonnays

    This wine never disappoints and the 2016 is as good, if not better, than ever.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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