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1996 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

1996 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

 
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1996 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

Wine Details

Winery
Leeuwin Estate
Vintage
1996
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Margaret River
Alcohol (%)
14
Purchase Price ($)
80
Wine Rating
95

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1996 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
Wine Rating 
 
95

This is a wine that has blown me away. I’ll start by what could have gone against it, it’s 18 years of age, there was plenty of new oak and malolactic characters, 14% alcohol and it’s sealed under cork.

None of the above mattered, the resultant wine showed beguiling complexity and richness yet gave a layered and textured experience with focus and precision.

The wine is a true golden yellow in colour, the nose shows rich peach and nougat which extends to the palate where textured stone fruits are complemented by toffee, the finish balances acid, fruit and oak with excellent length.

A great bottle.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2014 - 2017
Date Reviewed
04 01, 2014