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Community Tasting Notes (40) Avg Score: 92.0 points

  • A rather remarkable drinking experience here, as my wife had opened a bottle for a friend's visit, and left half of the unfinished open bottle overnight in the living room. So this open white bottle spent some 10 hours at 25C before I vacuumed the wine in the morning, and put in the fridge with the intention of perhaps saving it for cooking. Tried a glass the following evening and could not believe that there was no oxidization whatsoever and the wine tasted just like I remembered the first bottle back in 2013.
    Mature, golden yellow color, nice, fine nose with straw and white fruit, a bit too buttery on the palate for my liking, with the effect of masking perhaps some more subtle flavors, closing however with a nice medium plus finish.
    Still an impressive mature Chardonnay with some stamina left...

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  • Unlike the bottle a year ago, this seemed clearly over the hill and borderline oxidized.

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  • This was the best bottle of 10yr plus Leeuwin that I have drunk for sometime. There is often considerable bottle variation and early oxidisation but get a good bottle espec from a good year like 1999 and it's sublime. Nice fruit, integrated with quality oak treatment but with minerality and a hint of Indian spice. Real quality.

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  • This hasn't really developed and is still quite light and fresh but lacking some depth normally associated within this wine

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  • Great balance and struture

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James Halliday Australian Wine Companion


  • By Jeremy Oliver
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103, (See more on Vinous...)

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