Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2002

Chardonnay from Margaret River, Australia

$129.00
Item No. 82834
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS96
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • W&S90
  • 1996
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

Wine Spectator Top 100 wines of 2005

"Long live the king, and there is no death here. This vintage shows yet again why this is the best chardonnay in Australia..."
-James Halliday, 97/100

"...one of Australia's most profound Chardonnays, is the 2002 Chardonnay Art Series..."
-Wine Advocate

"The 2002 Vintage of this stellar wine will earn the right to be classed amongst the very greatest of its kind..."
-2005 WINE OF THE YEAR - Jeremy Oliver's 2006

A wine of marvelous richness and unexpected subtlety, this has delicious pear, mineral, gooseberry and lime flavors in profusion, beautifully wrapped in a veil of spicy oak, persisting impressively on the long, long finish. 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. Drink now through 2020. 

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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Winemaker's Notes Varieties: 85.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 3.5% Petit Verdot A Margaret River powerhouse, this Cabernet is made to ...
Winemaker's Notes The color is a brilliant green straw. The fresh nose is classic Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay, with intensely lifted ...
Winemaker's Notes The complex nose is typical Leeuwin, with lifted aromas of dried pear and ripe peach accompanied by hints ...
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