Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay

9.3438 ratings
9.398 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Trademark Peaches Cream and Cashews. In the fuller luscious style - oak held in check but no way the wine could be described as restrained. The beautiful ripe Chardonnay fruit carries the day. Singing at 11 years of age.

Trademark Peaches Cream and Cashews. In the fuller luscious style - oak held in check but no way the wine could be described as restrained. The beautiful ripe Chardonnay fruit carries the day. Singing at 11 years of age.

Feb 5th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Typically lush old school Art Series Chardonnay with Nectarine And Peach and touch of Orange Peel. Profound mid palate intensity and flavours still with Latent Power and cleansing acid. Tastes like a 3 or 4 year old wine, not nearly 10 years. More Puligny Montrachet than Corton Charlemagne. Great wine.

Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Typically lush old school Art Series Chardonnay with Nectarine And Peach and touch of Orange Peel. Profound mid palate intensity and flavours still with Latent Power and cleansing acid. Tastes like a 3 or 4 year old wine, not nearly 10 years. More Puligny Montrachet than Corton Charlemagne. Great wine.

Dec 16th, 2018
Bob McDonald

At the Downs Club Magnum Christmas Dinner. A tinge of green to the Lemon yellow colour - very youthful. Restrained for an Art Series where temporarily they joined the Aussie trend at the time for leaner sulphidic burnt match aromas. This is a good balance between their normal peaches and cream and the leaner crisper style. This was an excellent wine and remains one of Australia’s best Chardonnays.

At the Downs Club Magnum Christmas Dinner. A tinge of green to the Lemon yellow colour - very youthful. Restrained for an Art Series where temporarily they joined the Aussie trend at the time for leaner sulphidic burnt match aromas. This is a good balance between their normal peaches and cream and the leaner crisper style. This was an excellent wine and remains one of Australia’s best Chardonnays.

Dec 16th, 2018
David L

WOW! Just wow. This will age another 15 years.

WOW! Just wow. This will age another 15 years.

Oct 19th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Always a brilliant if not predictable Chardonnay. I have had so many bottles of this wine over many vintages I think I could almost pick it blind. Must be in the conversation when discussing Australia’s best Chardonnay. For me it has this dried pear character. For this vintage the oak is in perfect balance and the fruits not overly ripe. Leeuwin Estate have tinkered with the bigness over the years and this is on the more restrained side of their average. Wonderful.

Always a brilliant if not predictable Chardonnay. I have had so many bottles of this wine over many vintages I think I could almost pick it blind. Must be in the conversation when discussing Australia’s best Chardonnay. For me it has this dried pear character. For this vintage the oak is in perfect balance and the fruits not overly ripe. Leeuwin Estate have tinkered with the bigness over the years and this is on the more restrained side of their average. Wonderful.

Sep 30th, 2018
Bob McDonald

This has registered as the 2010 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay but this was one of a fabulous lineup of Wine we had today with friends as you can see in the photo I will cover the others in later notes. The Leeuwin Chardonnay lived up to its billing as our best Of this varietal. Peaches and cream with enough acid to make it lively. Having said that in this lineup the Felton Road Chardonnay was stunning.

This has registered as the 2010 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay but this was one of a fabulous lineup of Wine we had today with friends as you can see in the photo I will cover the others in later notes. The Leeuwin Chardonnay lived up to its billing as our best Of this varietal. Peaches and cream with enough acid to make it lively. Having said that in this lineup the Felton Road Chardonnay was stunning.

May 6th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Fuller and peachier than the Oregon wine with a little of that dried pear character which is a trademark of the Art Series. Obviously from a warmer Vineyard - riper and luscious. Judicious use of French Oak. I have drunk quite a few Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnays over the years and this is typical of the style showing a little more restraint than usual. This is not about which is the better Chardonnay as they are both very good (96 points for each). It is about style preference. I slightly prefer the Art Series.

Fuller and peachier than the Oregon wine with a little of that dried pear character which is a trademark of the Art Series. Obviously from a warmer Vineyard - riper and luscious. Judicious use of French Oak. I have drunk quite a few Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnays over the years and this is typical of the style showing a little more restraint than usual. This is not about which is the better Chardonnay as they are both very good (96 points for each). It is about style preference. I slightly prefer the Art Series.

Apr 15th, 2018
David L

30 minuets in the decanter(a must) & it was singing . Great bottle of Chardonnay. Drinking for another 6/8 years.

30 minuets in the decanter(a must) & it was singing . Great bottle of Chardonnay. Drinking for another 6/8 years.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Marshall Parrish

One of the best Chardonnays out there. A pristine and lifted nose. pears, limes, white peach and fig. The palate has concentration with clarity and purity. immense length

One of the best Chardonnays out there. A pristine and lifted nose. pears, limes, white peach and fig. The palate has concentration with clarity and purity. immense length

Nov 18th, 2017
Rubychick

Leeuwin Estate Art Series 2014 Chardonnay. Pretty as it’s picture

Leeuwin Estate Art Series 2014 Chardonnay. Pretty as it’s picture

Oct 4th, 2017