2017 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series
Chardonnay - 750ML
2017 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series
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  • JH 99
  • WF 97
  • JS 96
  • WS 96
  • WE 92

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Reg: $84.94

$74.94

In Stock: 5 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JH 99
James Halliday, August 2020
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...   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.  
WF 97
Wine Front, March 2020
Sometimes you just have to lean back and marvel. The art of Margaret River chardonnay. This is it. You don’t just drink a wine like this, you set it in your mind as a benchmark. It’s a wine built on power, texture and...   Sometimes you just have to lean back and marvel. The art of Margaret River chardonnay. This is it. You don’t just drink a wine like this, you set it in your mind as a benchmark. It’s a wine built on power, texture and length, centre-half forward, centre-half back and ruck, with actidity roving through and the fragrance cheering loud. That seduction up front, that pure fresh peach, that huge energetic push through the back half. Blumey Charlie the crushed fennel characters here are full on. It’s on the frisky side of luxury. It’s damn good.  
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, April 2020
Such complexity and resolve make for a very attractive nose with peaches, grapefruit, cedary oak spice, gunflint and wet stones. The palate has a plush, smoothly resolved texture with a rich, creamy texture and...   Such complexity and resolve make for a very attractive nose with peaches, grapefruit, cedary oak spice, gunflint and wet stones. The palate has a plush, smoothly resolved texture with a rich, creamy texture and all-encompassing, ripe stone-fruit flavors, ahead of a very long, smooth finish. Grilled-hazelnut and apricot-kernel flavors to close. Great to drink now, but certainly a decade of cellaring in the tank, too. Screw cap.  
WS 96
Wine Spectator, August 2020
Opens rich and lush, with grilled pineapple, ripe pear and fleshy apricot flavors. Details of mineral, lime skin and Meyer lemon add a fresh thread of acidity and a sense of precision, finishing with a note of sesame...   Opens rich and lush, with grilled pineapple, ripe pear and fleshy apricot flavors. Details of mineral, lime skin and Meyer lemon add a fresh thread of acidity and a sense of precision, finishing with a note of sesame seed. Drink now through 2030. 800 cases imported. — MW  
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, December 2020
This rich bottle is made for the long haul, and while the toasty, brioche characters of the barrel are prominent, so are the lemon-lime popsicle and peach cobbler notes. There's a lovely, lifted line of acidity on the...   This rich bottle is made for the long haul, and while the toasty, brioche characters of the barrel are prominent, so are the lemon-lime popsicle and peach cobbler notes. There's a lovely, lifted line of acidity on the palate and the oak is nicely tucked away. It's a wine for a rich meal if drinking now but is best cellared up until 2030 or longer. CHRISTINA PICKARD  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Sub-region Margaret River
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Screw Cap

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.