Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2019

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2019

 

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Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Chardonnay 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Margaret River
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style : Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Wine Spectator TOP 100 in 2014 & 2015 ! The "Art Series" represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & ageworthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 98 2019
JH James Halliday 98 2019
WS Wine Spectator 95 2019
WE Wine Enthusiast 95 2019
JS James Suckling 94 2019
DCT Decanter 97 2018
W&S Wines & Spirits 95 2018
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 96 2017
BC Bob Campbell MW 98 2016
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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.

Robert Parker (RP) : 98 Points (2019)
The 2019 Art Series Chardonnay is rich and savory but pure and saline too. There is white peach, red apples, curry leaf and brine. The way the flavor moves across the palate is testament to the phenolics that course through the wine; it’s all at a perfect intersect of fruit power, tannin and perfectly judged acidity. The flavor stains the palate and lingers in an unravelling spool of thread in the mouth long after the wine has gone. A stupendously good wine.

James Halliday (JH) : 98 Points (2019)
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.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 95 Points (2019)
Succulent and distinctive, this white opens with notes of crème fraîche, tahini and salted butterscotch that are aromatic and appealing, backed by hints of fresh-grated ginger and mouthwatering acidity and leading to a vibrant, juicy mouthful of dried pineapple, pomelo and yuzu flavors at the core. The elements are all in balance, and the tension between them yields a complex, stunning wine. Drink now

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 95 Points (2019)
There’s a heady, floral perfume to this Chard, from one of Margaret River’s best known estates. Orchard blossom mingles with melon, pear and citrus fruit, along with sprinklings of toast, salt and a smoky nuance. The palate is light-to-mid weight, with bright, bouncy acidity. It deftly balances the toasty oak and lees characters with the juicy citrus flavors.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2019)
This has inviting aromas of white grapefruits, peach pits, lime curd, white flowers and some freshly grated nutmeg. Scallop and oyster shells, too. Medium-bodied, elegant yet powerful, with creamy and phenolic layers and delicious saline and flinty edges.

Decanter (DCT) : 97 Points (2018)
THE ICON From an excellent vintage – warm, with very few hot days – this muscular yet lithe Chardonnay suffuses the senses with Leeuwin Estate's clear and penetrating signature perfume of granular pear and fleshier fresh fig. Harmonious lemony acidity makes for an ultra-long, seamless finish, through a palate of acacia, lanolin, smoke and crème patisserie. The concentrated fruit effortlessly mops up the 100% new oak. A luminous, graceful and balanced powerhouse.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 95 Points (2018)
The Leeuwin Estate, a former cattle sta-tion between the town of Margaret River and the sea, became a vineyard soon after Denis Horgan purchased the vast property in 1969. He planted a parcel of chardonnay vines in 1975, which continue to produce the fruit for Art Series, a chardonnay with a proven track record for long aging. Tim Lovett makes this wine by crushing the fruit, allowing it to settle for three days in contact with its skins, then racking it into French oak bar-rels to ferment with cultured yeasts. He ages the wine in those barrels (all of them new), with lees stirring, for 11 months. While that approach may sound technical—yes, the wine is clean—it results in a chardonnay that buzzes with energy, quiet at first, then gain- ing youthful, athletic power. You might catch a sensation of peach, or beeswax, or lemon and milkweed, all of it integrated into a holis-tic impression and one that retains its inte-gration for days after the bottle is opened.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 96 Points (2017)
Shimmering straw-yellow. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of white peach, pear, honeydew melon and Meyer lemon, along with a bright floral overtone. Juicy and densely packed, conveying a suave blend of richness and vivacity to the mineral-drenched citrus and orchard fruit and floral flavors. Takes on smoky lees, sweet butter and iodine notes with air and shows superb clarity on the strikingly long finish, which echoes the mineral and floral notes.

Bob Campbell MW (BC) : 98 Points (2016)
Very light colour for its age and the bouquet is likewise fresh and young and unevolved. There are subtle grapefruit, spice and nougat aromas and the oak is taking a back-seat. The wine is still tight and reserved, and really needs to be cellared. It's concentrated and will reveal much more if given time. It has outstanding length and finesse. Great potential. (HH) (5/2019)

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