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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2006
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 99714)
collectible wine
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $75.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 98 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour is brilliant and youthful green straw.

The nose shows the influence of the coolest growing season experienced in Margaret River with the usually dominate ripe stone fruit taking a backseat to the more refined grapefruit, granny smith apples and almonds.

The palate shows incredible restraint with a youthful freshness of grapefruit and citrus characteristics.

The wine is astonishingly focused across the palate with a lingering finish of citrus blossom, the wine evolves with a fine line of acid to help provide the remarkable length of flavour that persists in the mouth minutes after drinking.

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About Leeuwin Estate:

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 planted by hand over a five year period from 1975, with the state-of-the-art winery opened in 1978. In 1979, Leeuwin Estate had their first commercial vintage. Today, Leeuwin Estate maintains a team of highly-skilled and dedicated winemakers, under the direction of two generations of the founding family, exporting to over 30 countries.