Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2016
The 'Art Series' represents Leeuwin’s most opulent and age worthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists. This is the newest release of its highly-sought-after Margaret River Chardonnay, a favourite of wine collectors.
"Very light colour for its age and the bouquet is likewise fresh and young and unevolved. There are subtle grapefruit, spice and nougat aromas and the oak is taking a back-seat. The wine is still tight and reserved, and really needs to be cellared. It's concentrated and will reveal much more if given time. It has outstanding length and finesse. Great potential." 98 points, Huon Hooke
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Veal Scallopini and Mushrooms Serving Temp 7 - 14 degrees Variety Chardonnay Region Margaret River Vintage 2016 Country Australia Size 750ml Brand Leeuwin Estate
- Current release of one of Australia's most outstanding Chardonnays
- An inspired gift or cellar addition
- Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Leeuwin Estate
vintage 2016 - '...what I believe is Australia’s greatest white wine, and the first I have given a score of 99-plus.' '...apart from being as near as dammit to perfection, will change the way Margaret River Chardonnay is seen. It is a game changer. And it has given me a problem. You see, I gave the 2015 Chardonnay 99 points, my highest score for an Australian white wine on release.' 'But the problem now is that the 2016 is a better wine. I don’t believe any wine has achieved perfection, but this one pushes it mighty close.' 'For me, the 2016 Leeuwin is the closest thing, stylistically, to Burgundy — Grand Cru Burgundy — I have seen in an Australian Chardonnay. The combination of power, intensity, palate length and precision stamps it as something special. A little element of Puligny, Chassagne, with more than a decent hit of Margaret River.'