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Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

On the nose, a classical fruit profile of Nashi pear, lime curd, ripe white peach and quince. Subtle layers of complexity are conveyed in the form of lifted floral notes of pear blossom and jasmine, combining with savory toasted sesame and cashew. On the palate, the purity of fruit is underpinned with lively pear, grapefruit and lime flesh. The mid-palate is smooth and generous with concentrated fruit. The wine finishes with perfect balance and a fine line of natural acidity formulating enviable length.

Leeuwin Estate:
After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Estate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor. The Estate was thrust into the internation... Read more
After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Estate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor. The Estate was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter magazine awarded their highest recommendation to the 1980 Art Series Chardonnay. Now under the direction of two generations of the founding family, the Estate is recognized as one of Australia’s leading wine producers and wine tourism pioneers. Featured three times in the prestigious category of “International Winery of the Year” by U.S. Wine & Spirits magazine, Leeuwin Estate wines nconsistently rank alongside the world’s finest. Read less

External Reviews for Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

TA 7.1 g/l. 100% new French barrel fermentation. Understated fresh and juicy. Less toasty than the Prelude Vineyards 2010. Textural and very youthful. The quality is more implicit than explicit at this stage. 17.5/20 (RH) Jancis Robinson.



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On the nose, a classical fruit profile of Nashi pear, lime curd, ripe white peach and quince. Subtle layers of complexity are conveyed in the form of lifted floral notes of pear blossom and jasmine, combining with savory toasted sesame and cashew. On the palate, the purity of fruit is underpinned with lively pear, grapefruit and lime flesh. The mid-palate is smooth and generous with concentrated fruit. The wine finishes with perfect balance and a fine line of natural acidity formulating enviable length.

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