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2013 Leeuwin Estate Artist Series Chardonnay Margaret RiverChardonnay from Australia

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  • 98 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
  • 97 Bob Campbell MW
  • 96 Wine Spectator
  • 95 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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98

"Supremely elegant and finely balanced, and has absorbed the new oak in a manner worthy of a Grand Cru White Burgundy, leaving the fragrant bouquet and finely structured palate of startling length to occupy centre stage."

97 Bob Campbell MW

Lightish green/yellow hue, restrained for its age, and the bouquet is ultra-fresh and youthful, with almost contradictory intensity thanks to concentrated fruit. Tremendous depth of flavour, which rolls on and on across the tongue. Lightly toasted cashews, subtly mealy, focused and tautly framed. A most impressive chardonnay which has a big future. A stunner!

96 Wine Spectator

"Elegant and graceful, this opens to supple lemon and tangerine flavors, accented by spice, cedar, mineral and white floral touches. Everything is precise and supple, with a juicy touch on the epic finish. Drink now through 2026. 600 cases imported."–MW

95 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

(raised in 100 percent new French oak) Pale yellow-gold. A highly complex, mineral-laced bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits, iodine, toasted brioche and white flowers, and a hint of fennel emerges with air. Shows superb depth and delineation, offering vibrant orange, pear, sweet butter and anise flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Powerful yet graceful, displaying superb focus and thrust on an impressively long finish that features lingering floral and mineral flourishes.

93 Wine Enthusiast

As always at Leeuwin Estate, the Art Series Chardonnay is a star. Now incorporating some natural ferments and slightly more solids, the 2013 features some more savory elements than in the past. A hint of pencil shavings highlights the pear and pineapple fruit, which offers plenty of flesh without being overbearing.

93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 Chardonnay Art Series is very ripe and rich, with a tropical nose of ginger, brioche and honeyed peach. The medium-bodied palate reveals a pleasant oiliness, which is in synch with the spicy richness. The finish has great length and freshness supporting the many layers.

Product Detail

Item # 102515
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Sub-Region Margaret River
Ratings

98 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

97 - Bob Campbell MW

96 - Wine Spectator

95 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

93 - Wine Enthusiast

93 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2013
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla