Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 12pk 2018 (Allocation Only)

Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 12pk 2018 (Allocation Only)

Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 12pk 2018 (Allocation Only)
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Winery Details

    *Available NSW*

    Winery of the Year | 2019 West Australian Wine Guide by Ray Jordan

    Winemaker of the Year | Tim Lovett | 2019 West Australian Wine Guide by Ray Jordan

    Langton's 'Exceptional' Classification (VII 2018)

    Few stories can be told about modern Australian wine without mentioning the amazing rise of Margaret River, and Leeuwin Estate as a pioneer. Founded by Denis and Tricia Horgan in 1979, it is the star estate of Margaret River’s southern area; with a particular pedigree in its famed Chardonnay, but also relatively recent acclaim for Cabernet and Shiraz.

Press Review
    Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2018

    Cool destemmed fruit with some skin contact. The juice was settled for 3 days, racked and inoculated with yeast. 100% of the juice was fermented in new French oak barriques with the lees stirred regularly. After 11 months in barrels the various components were blended, fined (bentonite, PVPP, milk) and cold stabilized. Bottled 19–21 August 2019. Benchmark pedigree Margaret River chardonnay from the perfect 2018 vintage. Kaffir leaf, ocean spray, nectarine, yellow peach, custard apple and white peach are the start. Saffron curls, vanilla pod and freshly grated nutmeg frame saline acidity, crouched and coiled. Length of flavour extends across the palate in an endless procession of texture and complexity. All of the power, grace and excellence of previous years is here, amplified.

    Rating: 98 Points, Special Value, CHARDONNAY OF THE YEAR (SHARED)

    & WHITE WINE OF THE YEAR FINALIST

    Source: Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2022

     


     

     

    Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2018

    Sheer brilliance. Fragrant, to the point of lily blossom florals. Brilliant citrus cut of pure white lemon, even an exotic tint of pineapple. Sensational depth of white peach. Oak is magically entwined in its fibres, providing texture and substance to the weave yet never showing on the surface. Crystalline acidity of astonishing energy and longevity. A core of power and concentration that characterises both Leeuwin and Margaret River. It hovers, motionless, for minutes.

    Rating: 98 Points

    Source: Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Magazine


    Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2018

    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.

    Rating: 98 Points

    Source: Huon Hooke, The Real Review


    Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2018

    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. The remarkable this 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".

    Rating: 99+ Points

    Source: Ray Jordan, The West Australian (27 February 2021)


    Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2018

    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.

    Rating: 96 Points

    Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (February 2021)


    Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2018

    Intense wine with impressive depth of fruit and a hint of oyster-shell. An elegant, seamless chardonnay with impressive power delivered with great subtlety.

    Rating: 97 Points

    Source: Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (June 2021)