Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2014
The 'Art Series' represents Leeuwin's most opulent and age-worthy wines from each vintage and are identified with unique paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.
Supremely elegant and finely balanced, and has absorbed the new oak in a manner worthy of a Grand Cru White Burgundy, leaving the fragrant bouquet and finely structured palate of startling length to occupy centre stage. A pristine and lifted nose highlighted by Nashi pears, limes, white peach and fig. The primary fruits are complimented by nutmeg, cinnamon, almonds and sesame that creates subtle complexity. The palate has concentration with clarity and purity. An introduction of grapefruit and pear lead to a delicately textured, layered and woven palate with nougat, anise and cashews present. There is an immense length that finishes with a fine acid line and mineral finish.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Pan-Roasted Pork Chops Serving Temp 7 - 14 degrees Standard Drinks 8 Alcohol Volume % 13.5 Variety Chardonnay Region Margaret River Vintage 2014 Country Australia Closure Screw Cap Size 750ml Brand Leeuwin Estate
- Crafted from most lavish and age-worthy wines from the 2014 vintage of this world-renowned Margaret River winery
- Beautifully labelled with commissions from leading Australian artists
- Fruit concentration with clarity and purity
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
Vintage 2014 - Tasted alongside the 2015 Giaconda Chardonnay, two of the big boys of Australian Chardonnay. Very interesting. It’s thick with spicy cedar oak, yes, but you taste and swallow, and the length of flavour is just staggering. Oak, fruit power, and length is the Leeuwin formula, with bottle age the key to unlocking it. As at now there’s clove spice, ginger and cedar oak, nashi pear, Tiny Teddies, melon and white flowers. It’s full bodied, spicy and smooth, intense and quite flinty, with cool integrated acidity, and a startlingly long finish. Very much a classic Leeuwin here. Perhaps one of their best. Drink: 2019 - 2034.
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au
2014 Vintage - Part hand, part machine-picked, part wild and part cultured yeast, matured for 11 months in new French oak. Incredibly youthful quartz-green colour; a great chardonnay, its intensity and length right up there with the best prior vintages; white peach and nectarine open the batting, pink grapefruit coming swiftly thereafter, creamy/nutty oak almost lost in the crowd. If this weren't enough, the aftertaste is a work of art, complete in itself.