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    Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2009
    Chardonnay - Margaret River, Australia

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    • JH97
    • WS96
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    Professional Ratings: 97 Australian Wine Companion, 96 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Margaret River, Australia

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Rich & Creamy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116692

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A vibrant and expressive nose, characterized by a classical fruit profile of Nashi pear, lime curd, ripe white peach and quince. Nuances of flint and sweet cinnamon feature in the background.

    Subtle layers of complexity are conveyed in the form of lifted floral notes of pear blossom and jasmine, combining with savory toasted sesame and cashew.

    On the palate, a gentle and restrained entry shows great poise. Purity and clarity of fruit is underpinned with lively pear, grapefruit and lime flesh. The mid-palate is textural with slight creaminess and generous with concentrated fruit. The degree of width through to the back palate is balanced with a fine line of natural acidity formulating enviable length.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Pale gold, vivid green hue; a deeply fruited and hedonistically adorned bouquet of grapefruit, nectarine, spices and pain grillee; the palate is deeply weighted and powerful on entry, with finesse taking over and purity of fruit remaining on the finish; a pure, long and precise edition of an Australian classic.

    97 Points
    Australian Wine Companion

    A deftly balanced Chardonnay of tremendous depth without much weight, floating its pear, quince, floral and orange marmalade flavors through to the end. It's the finish that makes this special, balancing all the elements effortlessly and lingering on and on. Drink now through 2025.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2009 Art Series Chardonnay has a wonderfully fragrant nose of honeysuckle, tropical fruits and nectarines over nuances of pink grapefruit and allspice. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it is surprisingly harmonious at this youthful stage with a backbone of medium to high acid balancing the ripe, expressive fruit. The finish is long with plenty of tropical fruit layers. Delicious now, it should cellar to 2020+.
    Rating: 93+

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Leeuwin’s 2009 is a worthy successor to the flamboyant 2008. While perhaps just a touch more restrained in aroma and flavor despite being higher in alcohol, it still shows off flashy notes of grilled peach and pineapple. As always, it’s full bodied and luscious without being overblown, and has a lingering finish.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Light yellow. Pungent aromas of tangerine, peach and white flowers, complicated by a tropical fruit nuance. Juicy, spicy and intense, with tangy acidity lifting flavors of citrus and orchard fruits, ginger and anise. Becomes creamier and spicier with air and finishes on a subtle pineapple note, with impressive clarity and length. The spicy, intensely mineral 2002 version of this wine is drinking very nicely right now, by the way, but still has years of life ahead of it.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    mlundberg27 (7/30/2013)
    I'm not particularly intimate with Chardonnay, but it's the best I've had. Blissful and harmonious melding of fruits with an impressive finish. Crisp with excellent structure. Not a California oak monster like a lot of the faddish, overpriced chardonnay on the block. A perennial classic and steal, if you can get it.
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    gary rossi (1/21/2014)
    I was looking forward to drinking this but my wife drank without me
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    keith3213 (8/15/2013)
    Quite simply, this Chardonnay is a fabulous wine and deserving of the 97 rating.
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