WINE REVIEWS

Please click the wine label images to access critic wine reviews for current release wines. 

Wine reviews for future or past releases can be sourced by emailing lucy@leeuwinestate.com.au.

“”In many ways the most Burgundian of any of the Leeuwin releases, this will rank up there with the best to date. “

99 points.

Ray Jordan, The Wine Front, March 2022

“This is the closest I have come to awarding a wine 100 points. Tempted briefly. But sorry guys, I’m philosophically opposed to awarding any wine 100 points. So it gets 99-plus. And having been fortunate to have tasted each Art Series chardonnay, most on release, I’m happy to put my neck out and say this is the finest yet released. It’s a wine that shows the continued pursuit to improve on the near perfection of previous vintages which seems to be the Leeuwin mantra.”

99-plus points.

Ray Jordan, The West Australian, 27 February 2021

“A great Leeuwin Estate Cabernet”.

99 points.

Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal, March 2022

“A 20% inclusion of whole bunches during fermentation has played a strong hand in elevating this beautiful example of the quality seen in the 2019 vintage. It has such life and vibrancy and that is due in a large part to that whole bunch inclusion.”

96 points.

Ray Jordan, WinePilot.com, March 2022

“Aromatic tropical fruit, suggestive of gooseberry, lantana and passionfruit. The palate carries on the tropical theme, but this is complemented by a lovely creamy texture. Fine acidity carries the finish making for an excellent drink.”

93+ points.

Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, September 2021

“A beautifully pure and intensely flavoured Riesling that shows what you can do with this variety in Margaret River in a very good year. It was fast and furious but the quality, if not the quantity, was outstanding. Talcy lemon zest with a tight core. A degree of tension through the palate but there are appealing fruit characters.  Quite a textured Riesling but still with a fine acidity to provide a precise long finish.”

94 points.

Ray Jordan, The West Australian, February 2021

“Leeuwin Estate is renowned for its famous Art Series chardonnay… Leeuwin’s next level down is the Prelude, a wine that many wineries would be tickled pink to have as their top chardonnay. A generous vintage has produced this generous wine.”

93/100.

Ray Jordan, The West Australian, 19 August 2021

“In case you missed, it, ’18 may be the greatest cabernet and chardonnay vintage in living memory in Margaret River. So goes it for the Prelude: sheer density of fruit and rippling length of flavour are the calling cards. Bargain at the price.”

96 points.

Erin Larkin, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, August 2021

“This is a juicy, fresh, medium-weight red with ripe red berries and a gently sinewy, spicy and vivacious palate. Drink in the next five years. Screw cap.”

90 points.

Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, March 2020

“The palate is laced with blackcurrant and lychee, shaped by creamy, fine phenolic grip through the mid palate. Pretty, aromatic and lithe… epic value for money.”

92 points.

Erin Larkin, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, August 2021

“100% shiraz, some barrel ferment, but largely tank fermented for freshness and fruit purity. Really generous fruit, juicy and bright, both on the nose and palate. The little lick of RS (2g/l) through the finish is balanced and attractive. There is some additional drive, spice and structure from the barrel-fermented component. The fruit speaks of raspberry and pomegranate. Spicy and fine.”

93 points.

Erin Larkin, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, August 2021

“Fresh, vibrant, and zesty, with the fruit taking on a crunchy Granny Smith apple character. The palate is creamy and nicely textured, with fine lemony acidity driving the finish. A very good aperitif style.”

Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, September 2021