Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2015

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2015

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    14%

99 Points - Ray Jordan

Since it's first commercial vintage back in 1979, Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay has taken all before it and is now recognised as a benchmark Chardonnay on the international stage. The 2015 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay is once again Australian Chardonnay at its very best; drinking superbly now it has the structure to last for at least the next decade. Stocks of this year's release are very limited and are sure to again sell out quickly.

"99 Points. It was almost inevitable that if a West Australian white wine was ever going to score 99 points, it would have to be Leeuwin Estate’s Art Series chardonnay. After much deliberation, a vertical tasting of previous greats from the estate and reflection on my tastings over the years, I convinced myself the recently released 2015 justified the score. There have only been three white wines I have awarded 99 points, two rieslings made by the great John Vickery in the 70s, and a Hunter Valley semillon, so the Leeuwin is in rarefied air. The latest iteration is a mighty wine that carries the indelible stamp of power from its famous Margaret River source vineyard, Block 20, but there is a new degree of delicacy and precision. And perhaps even more extraordinary is that the length on the palate, always the hallmark of great wines, has pushed new boundaries." - Ray Jordan, The West Australian, June 2018.

"96 Points. Generous of flavour and texture, imparted by Leeuwin's stamp of extended skin contact, an approach that demands impeccably ripe fruit. White peach and nectarine notes are strung pitch-perfect across scales of clotted-cream oak and juicy acidity. Long and pliant. Each piece of the jigsaw is in perfect synchronicity. A pedigreed wine boasting an impressive track record. I have had older vintages reminiscent of top Meursault. Screwcap. 14% alc. To 2027. $102" - Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

Availability: In stock

$99.90

Extremely limited, only 9 bottles in stock.

Family owned, Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia, is under the direction of two generations who work with a team of highly skilled winemakers to consistently produce wines ranking alongside the world's finest.

The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & ageworthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.
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Western Australia
Margaret River
750
14
The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & ageworthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.

Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Alcohol: 14.00%

Cellaring Potential: 15 years

Artwork: Ginger Wikilyiri & Bernard Tjalkuri, entitled 'Tjukurpa Tjuta 2014'

Classical pear skin, lime and white peach fruit spectrum defines the nose, amidst sweeter notes of nougat, sesame brittle and brioche. It is concentrated and complex with subtle fragrant jasmine and savoury flint and wet stone. A tightly directed palate, yet with enviable length. Woven layers of lemon curd, cut lime and grapefruit pith penetrate throughout the palate with a distinctive mineral thread. Delicate oak use presents gentle complexing notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and hazelnuts.

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