2018 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay (750ml)

Chardonnay from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

2018 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
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Let’s put it this way. This is the closest I have come to awarding a wine 100 points…Stellar wine from a stellar vintage. R The remarkable thing is that this is a wine 100 percent barrel fermented in new French oak barriques with regular lees stirring for 11 months – and it certainly doesn’t taste excessive, or even slightly oak. It has such high-fidelity purity with complex seductive aromatics of vanilla bean and light oatmeal with a cutting minerality and spicy lift. But the palate, oh the palate. This is where things start to explode. Power, poise and persistence with a dry savouriness balancing the intense ripe fruit. It is such a long finish with an ever so slightly, charry finish completing a remarkable wine.

99+ points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian (Feb 2021)

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 créme patisserie. The concentrated fruit effortlessly mops up the 100% new oak. A luminous, graceful and balanced powerhouse.

97 points, Sarah Ahmed, Decanter (Mar 2021)

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