2016 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 
Alcohol: 13.5% 
Cellaring Potential: 15 years 
Artwork: Kim Maple, entitled 'Influence'

$104.00 per bottle
$1248.00 per case of 12
Total: $104.00
Minimum order: 12 bottles (Incl mixed case) inclusive of delivery to all Australian Capital Cities
The nose is energetic, precise and finite with remarkable clarity and purity. Lime, lemon pith, grapefruit and Nashi pear are the hallmark fruits present. Delicate notes of jasmine, cardamom pod, flint, wet stone, blanched almonds and rice wafer give subtle complexity in the background. The shape and frame of the palate is the highlight; volume, combined with length and a mineral acid line threaded in between. Grapefruit, pear and lemon are set in the foreground amongst nougat, brioche, cinnamon and graphite. Wine with incredible poise and presence, with a long life ahead.

99-plus/100

"A marvellous wine that continues to mark the subtle shift to a style of more elegance and minerally finesse. There is such gorgeous texture and middle palate complexity here, with precise delivery through to a very long finish. Spices with floral notes, a touch savoury and understated mealiness that is part of this wine's DNA. What a fitting wine to mark the 50th anniversary of Leeuwin Estate. (Best drinking: Now to 2032)"

Ray Jordan, The Weekend West Magazine, 23 March 2019