White

2002 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series

Chardonnay

  • Australia
  • Western Australia
  • South West Australia
  • Margaret River
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Community Tasting Notes 106

  • Ternest83 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 1, 2016 - Sweet pear and notes of caramel on the nose. On the palate there were delicious notes of fruit and caramel with well balanced acidity, minerality and creamy long finish. This almost reminds me of a chassange Montrachet and may certainly hold its own beside one if it had just slightly longer stamina in the glass. But overall still drinking beautifully.

  • Mrbuzz Likes this wine: (96 points)

    January 4, 2016 - John Elway, Joe Dimaggio, Rocky Marciano, Bill Russell, American Pharaoh……and 2002 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay……..going out a WINNER! Last bottle from a case purchase on release…..best one yet! Why does that happen? Brilliant golden green metallic color….gorgeous nose of lemon butter, grilled pineapple, honeycomb, crushed minerals, yellow florals, exotic spices. Fresh as a daisy in the mouth….with richer buttered pitted/tropical fruits….alive with fresh squeezed citrus, green apple skin tartness.…savory crushed minerals giving it some good funk…as well as a little flint strike smokiness…vanilla bean and exotic spices galore! A rich wine, but has a great balance and vibrancy….I've never had a Coche Dury CC….but I keep thinking this is the down under version! Awesome!

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  • Thilo wrote: flawed

    November 23, 2014 - Orange color. Madeirized nose. Oxidized.

  • 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.

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (2%)
  • In Cellars 390 (44%)
  • Consumed 489 (55%)

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