Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2017 (750ml)

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2017 (750ml)

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This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible. There's been no change in the vinification, nor in the vineyard. The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavours, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its future development will be delivered. James Halliday, Wine Companion

Light yellow, a very youthful colour. The bouquet has substantial oak as well as some tropical fruit, cashew nut and fluffy yeast aromas. The palate is very intense and vibrant, with nervy acidity and richness to match, the aftertaste lingering on and on. A power-packed wine that is compact and tightly-packaged, latent like an unexploded bomb! Intense and sustained grapefruit and lemon aftertaste. An impressive, high-impact chardonnay of great potential. The sheer power of the fruit is awesome. Huon Hooke

Region: Margaret River, Western Australia

Grape Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Critic Rating: James Halliday 99 Points, Huon Hooke 98 Points 

Suggested Drink Window: By 2032