Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay

9.272 ratings
9.319 pro ratings
Margaret River, South West Australia, Western Australia, Australia
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
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
Alex Smith

Tasted in Manchester May 2017

Tasted in Manchester May 2017

Jul 13th, 2017
Adam Mahler

Slightly too pervasive oak on the nose. High toned flinty acidity. Told it ages like burgundy, would be interesting to see where it goes

Slightly too pervasive oak on the nose. High toned flinty acidity. Told it ages like burgundy, would be interesting to see where it goes

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2015
Brandon Sparks-Gillis

Youthful. Powerful.

Youthful. Powerful.

Apr 18th, 2016
Scott Rowe

Cracking MR Chard! Sleek acid line.

Cracking MR Chard! Sleek acid line.

Jan 16th, 2016
Tim Parkhouse DWS, CWE

Up there with Yattarna as standard bearers for the potential of old world inspired Aussie Chardonnay. Initially very fruity and flamboyant but becoming more linear & chiselled after 2 hours of being open. To nail this blind you would want someone to crack the Stelvin and pour immediately, otherwise it would be pretty tough not to take this to the old world.

Up there with Yattarna as standard bearers for the potential of old world inspired Aussie Chardonnay. Initially very fruity and flamboyant but becoming more linear & chiselled after 2 hours of being open. To nail this blind you would want someone to crack the Stelvin and pour immediately, otherwise it would be pretty tough not to take this to the old world.

Oct 7th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.6

2011 vintage - bright & fresh - tasted alongside white burgundy - definitely on a par.

2011 vintage - bright & fresh - tasted alongside white burgundy - definitely on a par.

Apr 25th, 2015
Joseph Hernandez

Associate Digital Editor Wine Enthusiast Magazine

9.1

Just what Friday ordered: vibrant and balanced, pears with soft butter melting on a biscuit. Burgundy-like in expression.

Just what Friday ordered: vibrant and balanced, pears with soft butter melting on a biscuit. Burgundy-like in expression.

Feb 13th, 2015
Mo Cherry

Not too shabby...and I definitely cannot complain about it for $9!

Not too shabby...and I definitely cannot complain about it for $9!

Jan 24th, 2015