2006 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WF 97
  • JH 97
  • WS 94
  • WE 94

Reviews for 2006 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series

WF 97
Wine Front - Wine Front, January 2009
97 points - This was tasted a year ago at the estate but was buried in a longer post on a range of Leeuwin Estate wines - it's time it was given it's own place on the site. This wine has not been re-tasted since this note... 97 points - This was tasted a year ago at the estate but was buried in a longer post on a range of Leeuwin Estate wines - it's time it was given it's own place on the site. This wine has not been re-tasted since this note was written in January 2008.To my tastes this is as good as a young Art Series gets. It's a fantastically restrained lengthy elegant wine its mass of flavour coiled so tight and intricately that it almost presents as delicate. It tastes of grapefruit fresh-cut lemons toast sawdusty oak and green apples. It is very very long. This vintage was very cool and it has produced an exceptionally tight reserved sophisticated wine that should age for a good long time. Not in-your-face and obvious but classic. Drink 2012 - 2018 -Campbell Mattinson
JH 97
James Halliday - James Halliday, April 2009
Bright and youthful colour; a complex array of nectarine grapefruit and spice particularly cinnamon on the bouquet; the palate exhibits understated power with grilled nuts supporting the very generous yet refined level of... Bright and youthful colour; a complex array of nectarine grapefruit and spice particularly cinnamon on the bouquet; the palate exhibits understated power with grilled nuts supporting the very generous yet refined level of stone fruit and oak; the finish is staggeringly long fine and complex. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. Rating 97. To 2011"
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2009
Harmonious complete and deftly balanced to emphasize pear green guava and spice flavors lingering effortlessly on a graceful open-textured frame. Not as dramatic as some vintages but so welcoming you want a second glass... Harmonious complete and deftly balanced to emphasize pear green guava and spice flavors lingering effortlessly on a graceful open-textured frame. Not as dramatic as some vintages but so welcoming you want a second glass. Drink now through to 2020.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, July 2010
Dramatic with opulent honeyed peach and tropical fruit notes framed by smoky hints of roasted cashew and vanilla. Despite the flamboyant personality and full-bodied richness there's also a sense of elegance and an intense... Dramatic with opulent honeyed peach and tropical fruit notes framed by smoky hints of roasted cashew and vanilla. Despite the flamboyant personality and full-bodied richness there's also a sense of elegance and an intense lingering finish. Drink now-2014 although some folks swear the Art Series will go even longer.
JJB 94
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, June 2010
Straw colored with hints of yellow-gold color. Restrained yet intense high toned citrus aromas grapefruit and a touch of lightly roasted cashew nut. There is no hint of oak and no sense here that it's been anywhere near a... Straw colored with hints of yellow-gold color. Restrained yet intense high toned citrus aromas grapefruit and a touch of lightly roasted cashew nut. There is no hint of oak and no sense here that it's been anywhere near a barrel. Surprising given 100% barrel fermentation and 18 months in barrel before bottling. There is a hint of oak influence on the palate in the texture that the oak provides. Although restrained and a bit tightly wound at this point there is more to the wine on the palate than the nose. A touch of creamy citrus infused fruit shows a hint of viscosity with some lemon rind on the finish. Some minerally laced acids provide a lot of length. The Artist Series chard always demands a good dose of time to show its' true character this one might need a bit more than usual. Still a great wine from a very cool vintage.