Thursday, April 7, 2011

Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay

Hmm. The tasting of the 2008 Art Series Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay was interesting. The wine generally impresses with complexity and purity of the fruit at the same time, and an intensity along the palate from beginning to end.

Leeuwin fashions its Chardonnay always with 100% new French oak. This wine is dominated by it at this time, more so than previous vintages. My take is that the fruit is not as strong and therefore is in the background. Maybe it will change relativity over time. Others in my tasting party thought the wine was well balanced.

Score: 93-95/+

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