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Leeuwin Chardonnay Art Series 2014

Rating

CWA

RP96

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH98

Price: $89.99

 
James Halliday’s “Classic” 98 Points: 
"Incredibly youthful quartz-green colour; a great chardonnay, its intensity and length right up there with the best prior vintages; white peach and nectarine open the batting, pink grapefruit coming swiftly thereafter, creamy/nutty oak almost lost in the crowd. If this weren't enough, the aftertaste is a work of art, complete in itself."

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate “Classic” 96 Points 
"One of Margaret River's (and Australia's) iconic Chardonnays, Leeuwin's 2014 Art Series Chardonnay continues that proud tradition. Never shy on toasty, nutty oak or bold fruit, the 2014 features both seamlessly woven together in perhaps greater harmony than in past vintages. Hints of white peach, Bosc pear and citrus appear on the medium-bodied palate and linger on the elegant, finely textured finish."

Winery Background
Leeuwin Chardonnay, the only white, No. 5, came from western Australia. Simone Horgan-Furlong, co-CEO and daughter of Leeuwin Estate's founders, recounted how its opulent, ageworthy Art Series Chardonnay was born "by accident," because her father loved to surf, and the Margaret River region has a great break. Denis Horgan bought a plumbing business that came with an undulating parcel of farmland, in a sunny, breezy, Mediterranean climate, where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Then Robert Mondavi came to explore Australia's potential. "My dad knew nothing about wine … but they struck up a friendship," and the famed California vintner mentored the family, who debuted their first vintage in 1979. 
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Kevin Bacons

James Halliday’s “Classic” 98 Points: 
"Incredibly youthful quartz-green colour; a great chardonnay, its intensity and length right up there with the best prior vintages; white peach and nectarine open the batting, pink grapefruit coming swiftly thereafter, creamy/nutty oak almost lost in the crowd. If this weren't enough, the aftertaste is a work of art, complete in itself."

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate “Classic” 96 Points 
"One of Margaret River's (and Australia's) iconic Chardonnays, Leeuwin's 2014 Art Series Chardonnay continues that proud tradition. Never shy on toasty, nutty oak or bold fruit, the 2014 features both seamlessly woven together in perhaps greater harmony than in past vintages. Hints of white peach, Bosc pear and citrus appear on the medium-bodied palate and linger on the elegant, finely textured finish."

Winery Background
Leeuwin Chardonnay, the only white, No. 5, came from western Australia. Simone Horgan-Furlong, co-CEO and daughter of Leeuwin Estate's founders, recounted how its opulent, ageworthy Art Series Chardonnay was born "by accident," because her father loved to surf, and the Margaret River region has a great break. Denis Horgan bought a plumbing business that came with an undulating parcel of farmland, in a sunny, breezy, Mediterranean climate, where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Then Robert Mondavi came to explore Australia's potential. "My dad knew nothing about wine … but they struck up a friendship," and the famed California vintner mentored the family, who debuted their first vintage in 1979. 

Winery Leeuwin

Vineyard Designate

AVA Margaret River

Region Australia