Complete surprise given it's apparent colour in the glass - not brown but obvious age. The nose also showed a lot of age. The palate however was total Burgundian -lovely intergrated fruit, minerality, and great length. Just delicious.
The Art Series Chardonnay is a golden yellow in colour, the nose takes some time to open up, after starting with grapefruit and melon it moves more towards fresh nougat and toffee.
The palate has tremendous depth and balance, given the wines age. The weight of fruit and precision of the acidity is a highlight given this wine is nearing it's 16th year in the bottle.
The wine initially has lively grapefruit and gunflint characters that are rounded by melon and burnt butter, together it provides an excellent mouth feel, the finish lingers with the same complex characters shown on the palate.
The wine still has some years left, but is in a great place at the moment. Review Link - www.winereviewer.com.au (drink from 2012-2015)
Colour is golden but not yet browning. Much better shape than most leeuwin of the 90's. Nose is intense along with the palate even more so. The flavors are classic aged leeuwin. Needs food to justify the intensity- almost 'dehydrated' fruit with oak obvious but not totally dominating along with some acidity. Not a wine for casual drinking.Drink up. Jus was underwhelmed!!!!!!
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