2013 Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay
Margaret River, Western Australia

98 JH; 96 WS

2013 Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay


$76.49 as part of a mixed case.

Volume Discount
1-5 $84.99
6-11 $76.49
12+ $72.24

24+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"Concentrated, perfumed and youthful, the nose exhibits fresh pears and white nectarines with an underlying floral lift of lemon blossom. Subtle notes of pistachio, cinnamon quill, blanched almonds and rice wafer lie beneath. Powerful, yet very fine, the palate has tension with a thread of minerality. Limes, pear skin and lemon sorbet lead to a finely textured mid-palate, with layering and subtle oak integration. The purity and clarity of the fruit is the feature throughout."

Technical Notes
"Cool de-stemmed fruit with some skin contact. The juice was settled for three days, racked and inoculated with yeast. 100% of the juice was barrel fermented in new French oak barriques and the lees stirred regularly. After 11 months in barrels the various components were blended, fined, cold stabilized and bottled. 14% alc."
James Halliday
"98 pts ... 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 center stage."

Wine Spectator
"96 pts ... 'Highly Recommended' 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."