Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2016
The 2016 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay is one of the world's best, receiving almost a perfect score of 99+ points by Ray Jordan. Ray described this vintage as the closest thing to a perfect French 'Grand Cru Burgundy'. Leeuwin was thrust into the spotlight when Decanter magazine awarded its highest recommendation to the 1981 "Art Series" Chardonnay. International accolades have continued, and Leeuwin Estate now exports to more than 30 countries.
Nashi pears, limes, white peach and fig are complemented by nutmeg, cinnamon, almonds and sesame leading to a palate that has concentration and purity. With classic Art Series style, the immense length finishes with a fine acid line and mineral finish.
How to enjoy
More Information Food Pairing Veal Scallopini and Mushrooms Serving Temp 7 - 14 degrees Variety Chardonnay Region Margaret River Vintage 2016 Country Australia Size 750ml Brand Leeuwin Estate
- Crafted from the most lavish and age-worthy wines from the 2016 vintage of this world-renowned Margaret River winery
- Awarded 99+ points by Ray Jordan, he described this vintage as the closest thing to a perfect French 'Grand Cru Burgun'
- Labelled with commissions from leading Australian artists
vintage 2016 - '...what I believe is Australia’s greatest white wine, and the first I have given a score of 99-plus.' '...apart from being as near as dammit to perfection, will change the way Margaret River Chardonnay is seen. It is a game changer. And it has given me a problem. You see, I gave the 2015 Chardonnay 99 points, my highest score for an Australian white wine on release.' 'But the problem now is that the 2016 is a better wine. I don’t believe any wine has achieved perfection, but this one pushes it mighty close.' 'For me, the 2016 Leeuwin is the closest thing, stylistically, to Burgundy — Grand Cru Burgundy — I have seen in an Australian Chardonnay. The combination of power, intensity, palate length and precision stamps it as something special. A little element of Puligny, Chassagne, with more than a decent hit of Margaret River.'