Yesterday, I sacrificed my last bottle of 2005 Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay. 10,12 years ago, Leeuwin moved to a more austere style in their Chardonnay: not the citrus/lime spectrum of cooler climates, but away from the very tropical fruit, some would say fruit salad at times.
This wine is still quite austere, tasting of white peach and melon. What I love about it and what is the signature of this premium Chardonnay, is the piercing and linear structure of the wine from the front to the back palate. I would have liked this particular example to have been a bit more generous, but it is still an exceptional wine, with quite a few years life ahead.