Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay Margaret River – 2018
There are so many great Chardonnays from Burgundy and elsewhere, but there’s none that I love more than Leeuwin’s famous Art Series. There is no more picturesque winery in the world to visit and there is no other Chardonnay I know at this price which can age so beautifully and consistently for 20 years or more in bottle.
“Benchmark pedigree Margaret River chardonnay from the perfect 2018 vintage. Kaffir leaf, ocean spray, nectarine, yellow peach, custard apple and white peach are the start. Saffron curls, vanilla pod and freshly grated nutmeg frame saline acidity, crouched and coiled. Length of flavour extends across the palate in an endless procession of texture and complexity. All of the power, grace and excellence of previous years is here, amplified.” 98/100pts James Halliday and his best Australian Chardonnay of 2021/22