I swear, this is just stunning right now. Alternating between pear and red apple fruits, cinnamon and spice, and just a hint of that hazelnut character. Every darn glass is different and amazing. Drink it slow it get the maximum enjoyment. On day two its still going strong (amazing it lasted until day two).
The first thing I noticed was the brightness of yellow in the glass. I was expecting darker, so maybe this hasn't developed much yet ? Balanced nose with citrus, vanilla and expectation.... Not as full bodied as I expected due to a cooler year. Soft and delicate but full bodied, great wine but not an exceptional year. I'm going to wait a few years for the next, as I think it has more to give.
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(Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series, Margaret River) The Art Series Chardonnay is aged 11-12 months in French oak and another two years in bottle before being released every year at the concert. This version is brassy gold in color, showing notes of spicy vanilla, lemon-lime, ripe apple, and mango on the nose. The complex, buttery palate with gentle acidity is reminiscent of Meursault; the finish is warm, long, and constantly evolving. Winery Spotlight: Leeuwin Estate
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