2018 Leeuwin Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay

98 Points Huon Hooke
In stock
A sophisticated and refined Chardonnay and an icon of Western Australian wine. From Margaret River, the Art Series is elegant and approachable in youth yet bursting with long term promise. The concentration and texture here just gives and gives, so if the cellaring owner should encounter impatience or other misadventures, there won't be the slightest disappointment. Collect!
$112.00 in mixed 6+ or $125.00 per bottle

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Leeuwin Estate is one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district.In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, first identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan who founded Leeuwin Estate in 1974. The initial vineyards were planted by hand over a five year period from 1975. Featuring state-of-the art facilities, the winery building was opened in 1978, celebrating with a trial vintage. Leeuwin enjoyed its first commercial vintage in 1979, and was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1980 "Art Series" Chardonnay in an international blind tasting.

What The Critics Say

98/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke

"Very light colour, remarkable for a 4-year-old wine. The bouquet is complex and yet very fresh and restrained, showing captivating nougat aromas which lead into a concentrated, powerful yet elegant palate. Absolutely delicious array of flavours. Lemon drops, honey and myriad other aromas and flavours. Tremendous power and persistence. A sensational chardonnay. 27 FEB 2021." Drink 2021 - 2036

97/100 Decanter, Sarah Ahmed

"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." Drink 2021 - 2038

96/100 The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson

"25 reviews of Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay (prior to this one) and the lowest we’ve ever rated it is 93/100. Amazing really. The first thing I noticed here was the intensity. The fruit intensity. It’s a striking wine, explosive in a refined way, elegant and textural at once, persistent. Its presence and power can be admired and enjoyed now but wow does this have a future, and a long one. White peach, citrus, pear, sweet cedar and almonds. The whole is more than its parts. It’s beautiful, pure, exemplary." Drink 2023 - 2030+

Variety Chardonnay
Region Margaret River
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2021 - 2038

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

4

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