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Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2015

Winery: Leeuwin Estate
Region: Margaret River
Wine: Art Series Chardonnay
Variety: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2015
UOM: 750ml

MB and I tasted 20 Chardonnay each (blind) today, and 40 Pinot Noir, though I only got through 10 Pinot, while he did 30. He’s a powerful man, is our MB. Anyway, this stood out, so I’ll pop it on the front page first.

Pear, honey biscuits, some lime, aniseed, and firm cedar and spice oak, though it’s not overdone. Full-bodied, glossy texture, some white flower perfume in with pear and melon, ripe lime acidity and flavour, toasty wood in the mix, and a very long powerful finish, dusted with fine oak tannin and citrus zest. Kind of emphatic in style, but potent too, and while that’s true enough, I’d also say that this wine is becoming more refined and stylish, and the drinkability is on the rise too. Anyway, it’s a very good release. Drink 2019-2030+

96 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

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