2004 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2016
Pale lemon-straw in color, the 2004 Chardonnay Art Series is ripe and expressive with matured Chardonnay notes of cashews, toffee, pineapple paste and apricot preserves. Rich and concentrated, this medium to full-bodied... Pale lemon-straw in color, the 2004 Chardonnay Art Series is ripe and expressive with matured Chardonnay notes of cashews, toffee, pineapple paste and apricot preserves. Rich and concentrated, this medium to full-bodied Chardonnay is satiny in texture and very spicy with a fruit-laced finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2007
Smooth round and polished balanced with lively acidity. A generous mouthful of gooseberry-accented apple andcream flavors beautifully integrated and long on the finish. Has integrity and depth. Should develop well with... Smooth round and polished balanced with lively acidity. A generous mouthful of gooseberry-accented apple andcream flavors beautifully integrated and long on the finish. Has integrity and depth. Should develop well with bottleage. Drink now through 2016.-
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2007
Light gold. Intensely mineral aromas of iodine-accented peach melon anise marzipan and nougat. Lush expansive and powerful stone fruit and melon flavors really stain the palate picking up licorice and citrus pith notes on... Light gold. Intensely mineral aromas of iodine-accented peach melon anise marzipan and nougat. Lush expansive and powerful stone fruit and melon flavors really stain the palate picking up licorice and citrus pith notes on the back. This is more linear and taut than a bottle of the superb 2002 showed recently and has the balance to reward at least six years of cellaring. It seems to have more energy too. As usual one of the best Australian chardonnays of the year.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Sub-region Margaret River
Vintage 2004

Label

The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & age-worthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.

Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay is aromatically complex and packed with flavor but maintains vivid acidity. The wine is fruit forward, typically citrus-driven but also showing pear and nuances of stone fruit. Oak-aging adds depth and gentle accents, such as cinnamon, but no overt woody notes. The wines easily age, and improve, for a good 15 years.

Winery

Leeuwin Estate

Leeuwin Estate is a family-owned Australian winery and one of the five founding wineries in the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia. Formerly a cattle ranch, the property was converted to vineyards by Denis and Tricia Horgan upon the advice of legendary Napa Valley winemaker Robert Mondavi when he visited Australia and saw the estate’s potential as being ideal for the production of premium wines.

The estate enjoyed its first commercial vintage in 1979 and was quickly thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1980 "Art Series" Chardonnay. Leeuwin now exports to 30 markets. The estate releases wines under the Art Series, Prelude Vineyards and Siblings labels.

Celebrating the combination of fine wine, food, art and music, Leeuwin features an award winning restaurant, cellar door and art gallery. The estate is renowned for staging spectacular events and welcoming visitors from around the world.