2001 Leeuwin Chardonnay. This wine received the highest rating of any Australian Chardonnay to date by Wine Spectator with 98 points.
The colour was a beautiful light gold, very clean. The flavours were deep and rich, mainly of pineapple, peach and nectarine. The wine had a good mouthfeel, but there was a surprise as well.
Most of the acidity had gone (The bottle was perfectly stored). This surprised me, because I thought Leeuwin has gone to a slightly leaner style than during the 90s and you could certainly drink some of those wines for 10 years easily. This wine is great to drink now, but will not improve from here.
(For those who read my blog regularly, I have now had this experience of needing to drink different bottles earlier than I thought with several wines in a row. What is going on?)