Leeuwin Estate

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2014

Shay A
9.4

In keeping with the Aussie theme from a recent Grange dinner (1997-2001, 1998 was the clear winner), this was brought as a starter.

With about 9yrs on it, this is the oldest Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay I’ve had, and I’m impressed at the evolution. Slightly reductive (sweet smoke) upon opening, but it added great character. Color was a beautiful deep yellow (but not oxidized gold). Tropical (white peach, nectarine) but also honeyed cashews and honeysuckle aromatically. Great depth on the mid-palate with added tropical notes carried by faint oak but a distinct mineral driven finish. Drinking beautifully. Wish I had more.
— a month ago

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Sharon B

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Mmmm sounds very nice!
Bob McDonald

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@Shay A Totally agree Shay. I shared a bottle at the Gold Coast just before New Year with about 8 of us and 2 kilos of prawns. A perfect match. Followed by a 2015 Woodlands Chloe which kept up the standard.
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@Sharon B : Indeed it was!

@Bob McDonald : I’m not familiar with Woodlands Chloe. I’ll seek some out.

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Dan
9.0

Reductive with limes, cream, light touch of caramel, some wet stones. Nice balance and only got better with age. — 5 months ago

Woodlands

Chloe Chardonnay 2012

See previous Delectable notes. Crystal clear pale lemon in colour. A lovely 10 year old Margaret River Chardonnay. Chloe is Woodlands premium Cru for Chardonnay. A funky nougat type note - lemons and nuts. Not as full as Leeuwin Art Series - more like near neighbours Cullen and Vasse Felix. This wine begs for seafood. Next night quite Citric. — 7 months ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A good Aussie Cabernet. Good but not great. — 9 days ago

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Riesling 2021

Jeremy Shanker
8.9

Spicy Thai pairing. Good pop n pour, but not the most complex Aussie Riesling. — 2 months ago

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Bob McDonald

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It’s surprising that Leeuwin Estate persist with Riesling in Margaret River. They are one of the few wineries who do.

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Shiraz 2018

So fruit forward and so easy drinking …. And lovely. Not for snobs or wine intellectuals. For hedonists. — 7 months ago

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with Valerie

Kumeu Village

Chardonnay 2020

Ripe grapefruit, almost peachy - a little funk which blew off. Enough palate cleansing acidity to make this very moreish. A delicious wine which is amazing value at only $21.50 per bottle from one of the best Chardonnay producers in the New World. A big statement I know but try his premium Mate’s Vineyard and see what you think. Had my last one 31 weeks later on 28th January 2023 at Paros on the Gold Coast with consistent notes. A few days previous we had Leeuwin Estate’s 2nd wine called Prelude which was about 50% dearer than this Kumeu Village. We preferred the Kumeu. Astounding value for money and an annual purchase for me. — 7 months ago

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Greg Gosselin

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Killer QPR. Delicious indeed. Over the top value.

Leeuwin Estate

Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay

Jan 2023 been ok, thais Les larmes du tigre
2020 ad bibendum
Ge-wel-dig
— 16 days ago

Leeuwin Estate

Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Last night I opened the 2018 Leeuwin Prelude Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. From Margaret River, Australia and a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, herbs, vanilla, cassis, mocha, lavender and dry earth.

On the palate there is black cherry, cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, herbal notes, green bell pepper, cedar, graphite and earth.

This wine is medium bodied easy drinking smooth mouthfeel medium to medium + acidity and medium soft smooth tannis moving into a medium to long black fruit graphite finish. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend? Please stay safe and heathy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 3 months ago

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@Daniel P. Drake An excellent vintage in Margaret River and the Prelude range from Leeuwin is great value including the Chardonnay.

Chateau Montelena

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

I made some great notes on Sunday and then lost them! Overall a delicate wine with excellent oak treatment to match the lighter fruit. Under ripe white flesh stone fruit and grapefruit with a minor toasty vanilla note. Many of my previous experiences with Cali Chardonnay were overoaked but this had great balance and thoroughly enjoyable. I notice some other tasters noted ripe Chardonnay fruit - certainly not in comparison to Leeuwin Art Series in my experience. — 7 months ago

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