Wonderful showing, this is rich exotic, flamboyant with peach and pineapple, but also a very precise acidity, that keeps everything in place. It is not a dead ringer for a whit burg (as it should not be) but certainly one of the best chardonnays to come out of Australia. Under screwcap.
Pale yellow with green tinges. Great nose of nectarine, white peach, poached pear and nougat. Palate quite rich and full. Fine drive and finish. A fine glass of Chardonnay maturing slowly and with lovely complexity.
Drank this over several weeks using Coravin despite its screw top - the trick is to insert a cork immediately after removing cap and then give yourself a Coravin pour, thus displacing any O2 with Argon - works a treat!. Great fruit balance and length. Not sure any point in keeping for longer - just right now
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).
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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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