2019 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay [WA98][D98][WS95][JS94]

2019 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

2019 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay [WA98][D98][WS95][JS94]

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Producer: Leeuwin Estate 
 Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
Varietal: Chardonnay

Retail Price: $152.00 
Our Price: $69.99* 

Leeuwin Estate is one of the most revered producers of Australian wine.  They are one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district.  Leeuwin was established in 1973 by Denis and Tricia Hogan under the mentorship of Robert Mondavi.  They were thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter gave its highest recommendation to the 1981 Art Series Chardonnay.  Since then critics and wine lovers have been calling the Art Series Chardonnay "world class" for years.  It's become a mainstay among the world's best wines and a true classic among Australian Chardonnays.  The Art Series Chardonnay is inarguably an Australian icon that represents Leeuwin's most opulent and age-worthy wines.  It continues to garner international accolades with each vintage.  Wine Spectator wrote, "Leeuwin demonstrates just how great Australian fine wine can be."  Wine Advocate has called it “iconic,” and “an annual candidate for Chardonnay of the Year.” Wine Enthusiast labeled it “a standard-bearer for… all of Australia.” And James Suckling has called past vintages “the Aston Martin of chardonnay.”  Australian wine critic, James Halliday, noted that older vintages of Art Series Chardonnay can be "reminiscent of top Meursault".  The 2019 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay is stupendously good.  It's rich and savory with terrific length, poise and intensity.  It has notes of peach, apple, pear, cinnamon, lemon, ginger and brine.  This Chardonay has mouthwatering acidity and is vibrant and juicy.  It's a complex, stunning wine.  Enjoy!

Wine Advocate, 98 Points 

"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." 

Decanter, 98 Points 

"Gloriously perfumed, pure and precise, with heady lily opening up. Softly smoky, slow-burn oak suffuses the palate without detracting from the classic, fresh-cut and succulent poached pear, with firmer al dente pear skin and a touch of custard apple sweetness. Lanolin, cinnamon and lemon puff biscuit bring texture and nuance. Terrific length, poise and intensity, with lingering fruit and perfume." 

Wine Spectator, 95 Points 

"Succulent and distinctive, with crème fraîche, tahini and salted butterscotch notes up front that are aromatic and appealing, with fresh-grated ginger, mouthwatering acidity and a vibrant, juicy mouthful of dried pineapple, pomelo and yuzu flavors at the core. Ultimately, the tension between all the balanced elements creates a complex, stunning wine." 

James Suckling, 94 Points 

"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." 

Winemaker Notes: 

"The palate is bright and energetic, with laced mineral acidity. Bursting lemon, lime and pear skin meet oyster shell and saline notes, providing a precise corridor and direction. Gently coiled textures give lateral capacity and dimension." 

Alcohol: 13.5% 

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