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Community Tasting Notes (26) Avg Score: 91.8 points

  • Delicate flavours with grapefruit, honeydew melon and kiwi, with a buttery vanilla undercurrent. Acidity and oak in balance. Wonderfully structured with amazing length. Has many years in front of it.

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  • Quite high acidity. Citrus, pineapple, with light background floral. Consumed without food which is not the best path for this wine. Less prominent wood than prior bottle.

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  • Lemon, apricot and grapefruit balanced by still noticeable oak on the nose and palate. Crisp acidity and a stoniness round out the palate. Still a little too much noticeable wood for me, but that should moderate over time. Consumed over 1.5 hours with a light savory cod dish, but this wine would pair well with a variety of foods. Better after an hour of air time and warming to room temperature.

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  • Sterling drop.

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  • Into the decanter for one hour.
    Pale yellow gold in colour.
    Big grapefruit, citrus vanillin nose.
    Medium body, medium oak entry, grapefruit, citrus of oranges and lime zest, stone fruit, apricot, slight heat on the palate, zesty acidity, and a return to light oak on the finish.
    Ageing well at the moment, powerful, a serious Australian Chardonnay that suits much cellar time. My point would be, there are many very good Australian Chardonnays at two-thirds of the price point that are more accessible from the '09 and '10 vintages. For my palate, I prefer a more judicious time in oak and would drink Bass Phillip Premium and Hillcrest Premium Chardonnays ahead of Leeuwin.
    I think this type of Chardonnay requires 6-8 years of cellar time to make its point.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series Margaret River) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/18/2012, (See more on 90 points

    (Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series) Light yellow color; almond, peach, white flower, jasmine nose; tasty, rich, poised, almond, peach, nectarine palate with nice texture; medium-plus finish 90+ points

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