2015 Art Series Chardonnay
The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & ageworthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Cellaring Potential: 15 years
Artwork: Ginger Wikilyiri & Bernard Tjalkuri, entitled 'Tjukurpa Tjuta 2014'
$1248.00 per case of 12
"I have over the years tasted every Leeuwin Art Series chardonnay and I rate the 2015 the greatest. It is the first white wine I have awarded 99 points."
Ray Jordan, June 2018, The West Australian
"Balance is born - my favourite wine mantra, and 2015 is exquisitely balanced from birth. '15 Art Series is a rare wine that shows immense presence and a flirtatious edge to its character..."
Matthew Jukes 2018, Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19
"Pear, honey biscuits, some lime, aniseed, and firm cedar and spice oak, though it's not overdone. Full-bodied, glossy texture, some white flower perfume in with pear and melon, ripe lime acidity and flavour, toasty wood in the mix, and a very long powerful finish, dusted with fine oak tannin and citrus zest. Kind of emphatic in style, but potent too, and while that's true enough, I'd also say that this wine is becoming more refined and stylish, and the drinkability is on the rise too. Anyway, it's a very good release."
Gary Walsh, August 2018, thewinefront.com.au
95 points, Wine Number 38, Top 100
"Supple and creamy up front, with precision to the nutmeg, lemon curd, verbena and mandarin orange flavors, which are intense and harmonious, the elegant body and lingering accents of ginger and citrus zest elevating this white to something special. Drink now through 2028."
MaryAnn Worobiec, August 2018, Wine Spectator
17.5 / 20
"... there is so much quality of fruit here, and it deserves your full attention."
Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2018
"This beast from the west is in great shape in 2015. It delivers that heady mix of rich and powerful peaches and citrus on the nose, which are framed in nicely integrated oak. The palate has a luscious, full texture, delivering a punchy array of powerful citrus and stone fruit. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
James Suckling's Top 100 Australian Wines of 2018
"Potent primary fruit, perfume and pose are the hallmarks of this long-lived classic - though thanks to earlier picking, less new oak and no malolactic, it has become sleeker. The expressive 2015 shows layers of heady oak, rock melon, dried pear, peach, pineapple, nougat and buttered popcorn. A relentless push of grapefruit acidity leavens and provides backbone and drive."
Sarah Ahmed, Decanter
"Time and again, Leeuwin\'s Chardonnay comes out top in blind (and open) tastings. It directly reflects the God-given site of the vineyard in the cooler southern part of the region. Its balance, its length and its thrust of grapefruit and cashew are perfection. "
James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine
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