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2002 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series
- > Western Australia
- > South West Australia
- > Margaret River
Community Tasting Notes 103
mouton45 Likes this wine: (92 points)
June 17, 2014 - Served as the third white at last night's wine group dinner at Two Chefs. Delicious! Unanimous hit, though no one deduced it was from Aussieland. Rich, definitely not typical Cali tropical fruits. Great structure and flavor profile. My last bottle of the 2002, alas. I do love Margaret River chards. Time to move on to the next vintage
thomaskeil wrote: (91 points)
December 16, 2013 - Light golden color. Tropical fruits, vanilla, floral, lime on nose. Weighty fruit on entry, but lightens up by mid palate with acidity and mineral streak kicking in. Finishes with a creaminess over the mineral. Matched to a rich pan-fried fish with parsnips and red pepper/sumac coulis.
RGCM Gananda wrote: (93 points)
November 29, 2013 - Pear and tropical fruits on the nose. A wide variety of tropical fruits including guava at first, then adding in a berry component and finishing with pear, lime and mineral – very good complexity. Incredible richness and depth overall. Oak and acidity have nearly totally integrated with the wine leaving a creamy richness on the finish. This wine is drinking at peak and should be drunk in the next year.
firstname.lastname@example.org Likes this wine: (90 points)
November 26, 2013 - Past it's prime.
November 24, 2013 - Score reserved only because I have no experience with Aussie chard this old.
Beautiful golden color.
This wine was beautifully developed. Nutty as described by others. Almost oxidized in character though perfectly stored since release. Acidity remained on finish with fairly bright lemony notes. A pleasure to drink. Glad I held this.
Pro Reviews 4
By Richard Hemming
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
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James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
By James Halliday
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
July/August 2005, Issue #121 (link)
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- Vintage 2002
- Type White
- Producer Leeuwin Estate
- Varietal Chardonnay
- Designation Art Series
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Australia
- Region Western Australia
- SubRegion South West Australia
- Appellation Margaret River
- Pending Delivery 15 (2%)
- In Cellars 407 (47%)
- Consumed 439 (51%)