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2016 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay "Art Series"

Leeuwin 2016 Art Series Chardonnay

Winery: Leeuwin Estate

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Art Series"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Margaret River

State or country: Australia

Price: $89

Cases produced: 800

KWG Score: 95.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: January 2, 2020

Wine Review: This very pale white gold colored Chardonnay from Leeuwin opens with a very inviting mild butterscotch bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a mineral and mild new oak influenced lemon with notes of Werther’s Original. I also detected hints of green apple. The finish is dry and its flavors are very nicely prolonged. This Chardonnay is very food friendly and would pair well with baked stuffed lobster. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: 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.

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