Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from Margaret River, Australia

Price: $109.00
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The 2009 vintage is available for: $69.99
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Item No. 76556
  • WS98
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • W&S90
  • 1996
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

Number 24 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004!

Lifted intensity of the typical aromas of pears, the scent of dried figs, together with hints of spice and nutmeg, fragrant and sweet submerging any hint of oak.

The palate has length of flavor with flowing layers of fruit finishing strong and mouth filling. There is classical sweet malt on the finish with a perceptible flavor of subtle French oak lingering on. This is a very harmonious wine with good ageing potential.

Critical Acclaim

"Seamless, harmonious and seductive, its gorgeous cascade of pear, pineapple, guava, nectarine and subtle spice aromas and flavors flowing across the palate like a babbling brook in a Japanese garden. Amazingly refined and built to last, but it feels utterly complete already. The finish just sails on and on. Drink now through 2020."
98 Points

Learn About Leeuwin Estate Map ItMap It

After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Esate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as a consultant and mentor. The initial vineyards were...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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