Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay

9.325 ratings
9.49 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Mid Lemon in colour with a slight tinge of green amazingly. Aromas are of profound intensity of white peach and nougat. Barb also said honeysuckle. Those notes are carried through to the fulsome mouth filling palate with a citrus note to accompany the peach and nougat - finishing with nice cleansing acid keeping the wine fresh with a bitter note inviting you to take another glass. Sadly my last bottle from the excellent 2007 vintage. Proves this wine can go the distance in good years.

Mid Lemon in colour with a slight tinge of green amazingly. Aromas are of profound intensity of white peach and nougat. Barb also said honeysuckle. Those notes are carried through to the fulsome mouth filling palate with a citrus note to accompany the peach and nougat - finishing with nice cleansing acid keeping the wine fresh with a bitter note inviting you to take another glass. Sadly my last bottle from the excellent 2007 vintage. Proves this wine can go the distance in good years.

Jun 28th, 2020
Shay A
9.3

When this was opened, we all heard the “crack” from the screwcap and turned around to see what could have been under the cap. This snapped us to attention when poured as it was a gorgeous medley of honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, powdered lemon bar, tangy pear and ripe guava. Slightly herbal, but still strutting oak, this was richly integrated and showing very well.

When this was opened, we all heard the “crack” from the screwcap and turned around to see what could have been under the cap. This snapped us to attention when poured as it was a gorgeous medley of honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, powdered lemon bar, tangy pear and ripe guava. Slightly herbal, but still strutting oak, this was richly integrated and showing very well.

Jun 1st, 2019
David Devan

Not from the Northern Hemisphere

Not from the Northern Hemisphere

Jul 1st, 2017
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

10

Maybe the best new world Chardonnay I have EVER had!

Maybe the best new world Chardonnay I have EVER had!

Jan 1st, 2014
Matt Forester

Great. 2007. Lemon, a little petrol, peaches and cream. High salinity.

Great. 2007. Lemon, a little petrol, peaches and cream. High salinity.

Dec 1st, 2018
Bob McDonald

Mid Lemon. A nose of citrus but a palate of stone fruit. White peach and cream. Palate staining intensity with great length. Oak is totally integrated into the fruit at 9 years. Used to be regarded as Australia's premier Chardonnay and probably still is depending on your style preference. Other Margaret River icons plus Giaconda , Oakridge and Bindi amongst others in the East also vying for the mantle. World class. Halliday once compared the 1987 to a premier Cru Puligny.

Mid Lemon. A nose of citrus but a palate of stone fruit. White peach and cream. Palate staining intensity with great length. Oak is totally integrated into the fruit at 9 years. Used to be regarded as Australia's premier Chardonnay and probably still is depending on your style preference. Other Margaret River icons plus Giaconda , Oakridge and Bindi amongst others in the East also vying for the mantle. World class. Halliday once compared the 1987 to a premier Cru Puligny.

Nov 27th, 2016
Steve Gulden

Under screw cap and it is nearly perfect. Fabulous after a long day of moving all of my wine...

Under screw cap and it is nearly perfect. Fabulous after a long day of moving all of my wine...

Oct 30th, 2016
Big Wave Dave

Great but not as complex or long as i'd hoped. With Rod 2015 RWC final

Great but not as complex or long as i'd hoped. With Rod 2015 RWC final

Oct 31st, 2015
Francis Wilden

Director Francis Wilden Food & Wine Consulting

9.2

07 Leeuwin art chard: bright and youthful appearance, no premox here! ; cx bouquet of white stone fruit, nectarine, iodine salty wood tang; easy almost gentle entry, medium weight palate of cx fruit w oak prominent but not too loud, easy finish, med length. Nice wine, perhaps without the intensity and dramatic impact I associate w Leeuwin art.

07 Leeuwin art chard: bright and youthful appearance, no premox here! ; cx bouquet of white stone fruit, nectarine, iodine salty wood tang; easy almost gentle entry, medium weight palate of cx fruit w oak prominent but not too loud, easy finish, med length. Nice wine, perhaps without the intensity and dramatic impact I associate w Leeuwin art.

Aug 9th, 2014
Mark Gibson

Fabulous wine

Will be even better with a few more yrs

Fabulous wine

Will be even better with a few more yrs

Jul 31st, 2014