Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 1999

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 1999

I didn’t know I had any of these left, but I found one the other day and decided to serve it blind against a white burgundy and see if my lunch companion would be fooled. Well he wasn’t certain, but he was leaning towards New World, and it certainly was a contrasting style to the other chardonnay. A big nose, honeydew melon and cashews, green fruits and some vanilla. The palate was expansive, full and flavoursome, ripe fruits with some fine acid keeping it all together, and a touch of spicy oak. Nicely balanced and great length, as would be hoped with a benchmark wine like this. Drinking well done, but I suppose you could cellar it further depending on how developed you like your chardonnays.

Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Jan07
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $50
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2007 – 2009+
Source : Cellar
Website : Leeuwin Estate

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