Leeuwin Estate

Leeuwin Estate

Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Elegant, restrained, berry fruit, earthy, dusty, very faint herbal notes, soft tannic structure, drinks very well but has such impeccable balance I’m certain this will effortlessly age another 10-15 years, excellent!! — 8 days ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Tropical fruit, white grapefruit, flowers, sea spray, baking spices, Chantilly cream, green peppercorns, and hints of chalky minerals. Lengthy, smooth finish. Perhaps more aromatic with less concentrated fruit than the 2017. Australia once again showing its strength for super complex, outstanding Chardonnay without the Napa or Burgundy prices.

Worth noting critics rating this 94-98 pts. With the increased aromatics, I prefer it ever slightly to the 2017.
— 4 months ago

Stella Bella

Luminosa Margaret River Chardonnay 2022

“Funky Road Medina”! Struck Match, smoky, nutty, leesy - somewhat worked. Too Lean on the palate to be a Trophy Winner for my taste. Light to medium weight palate - citrus and pink grapefruit with Medium acid. This wine was awarded the Trophy for Best Chardonnay at the Royal Queensland Wine Show about a month ago. From Margaret River but leaner than the other famous Chardonnays there like Leeuwin Estate, Heytesbury, Pierro etc. Not cheap at $100 per bottle. Will improve with bottle age. — 6 months ago

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Bob McDonald

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Meant to say Funky Cold Medina………

Vasse Felix

Heytesbury Margaret River Chardonnay 2015

Quite lemony, grapefruit, citrus, mineral. Nose is modern Australian Chardonnay with struck match and flint. Palate showing grapefruit, citrus and mineral and quite lean compared to other Margaret River Chardonnay icons like Leeuwin Art Series and Pierro. Minimal oak influence. Could cellar for a few more years. — a month ago

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Doug Powers

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@Bob McDonald, is this there top cuvée/single vineyard Chardonnay?
Bob McDonald

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@Doug Powers Yes Doug. Heytesbury is their top Chardonnay Cuvée. About 10? Years ago their top red Cuvée was also called Heytesbury. The top red is now called Tom Cullity.

Penfolds

Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay 2021

2021 release at Penfolds tasting. A big and structured wine but with beautiful detail, complexity, and length. There is flint, smoke, rounded sweet lemon, caramel, and wet stone. Built to age but fabulous now. More structured than Kumeu or Leeuwin Art Series, but at Burg 1er cru price point, not great p/q for new world chard. — 5 months ago

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Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Shiraz 2018

So fruit forward and so easy drinking …. And lovely. Not for snobs or wine intellectuals. For hedonists. — 2 years ago

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Leeuwin Estate

ART SERIES CHARDONNAY 2012

See previous note 313 weeks ago (6 years ago) when I tasted this from Magnum - basically infanticide. Not as bold and rich as this Cuvée normally is. No dried pear but cashew and nectarine coming through. 100% new oak; no malo. Still a few years cellaring time ahead of it. A more reserved, restrained Art Series Chardonnay - but still gorgeous fruit and a class act as always. — 2 months ago

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David T

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Enjoy their craft quite a bit.

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2019

Ron R
9.5

Not ready for prime-time just yet, but that didn’t prevent us from committing the felony.
Pale straw color in the glass links up with lemon curd and a hint of gooseberries. Robust acidity frames this up nicely. Finishes taught and with urgency. Drinking the best wines in the world can be a little like fumbling around in the dark. But with this, I can see in the dark.
— 5 months ago

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Vin d’Ottawa

I’m loving the seeing the dark take
Norman Gennaro

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Sounds like a great bottle and I would take it happily even if a bit early. Great writeup

Leeuwin Estate

Siblings Margaret River Shiraz 2015

Very Dry for a Shiraz, but good fruity notes — 10 months ago