2013 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $64.94 (reg. $74.94)
"Leeuwin Estate is one of the icon wineries of Western Australia and their Artist Series Chardonnay is an annual contender for Australia's best." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Over the past several decades, the Leeuwin Estate ‘Art Series’ Chardonnay from Australia has been catapulted to the upper echelon of Chardonnay grown anywhere. This is a tremendous wine that has never been more highly regarded, earning Top 100 honors from the Wine Spectator multiple times. Arguably one of the best white wines in the world, the 2013 Art Series is a beautiful example of how Australian expressions of Chardonnay can compete globally. This is Grand Cru level quality that still remains at a more down to earth price point.
The Horgan family founded Leeuwin Estate in 1974 after Robert Mondavi, the Napa Valley winemaking legend himself, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as ideal. Since then, the wines have proven Mondavi's prophecy and then some. They are consistently among the best, most collectible wines coming out of Australia and have a golden track record going back thirty years.
The ‘Art Series’ is the top wine of the estate, with grapes sourced from the winery’s best sites on the Western Coast. The result is a deftly balanced blend that embodies the best attributes of new and old world styles. The quality of this fruit is clear and the style is weighty and balanced enough to absorb the new oak, with James Halliday praising it for being “supremely elegant and finely balanced” with “fragrant bouquet and finely structured palate of startling length” (98pts).
One of the most age-worthy, elegant Chards that you will find, production is extremely limited (only a few hundred cases reach the US) so we are quite pleased to have a parcel available for a terrific price. Make no mistake, was this from a more marquee region it would likely be several times pricier. Secure your allocation today and enjoy over the next decade at least! Cheers!