Family owned, Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia, is under the direction of two generations who work with a team of highly skilled winemakers to consistently produce wines ranking alongside the world’s finest. In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan in the transformation of their cattle farm into Leeuwin Estate. Enjoying its first commercial vintage in 1979, Leeuwin was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1981 “Art Series” Chardonnay.
Bright and fragrant with vitality and energy, cut limes feature with lycees and kiwifruit. Passionfruit blossom, frangipani and betel leaf are complementary in the background. Vibrant and concentrated palate with grapefruit, lime curd and custard apple at the forefront. Layered and textural mid palate leads to a thread of oyster shell and subtle oak spice, towards a talc like acid finish.
Country: Margaret River, Australia
Rating: 93 Points by James Suckling
Tasting Note: "Beautifully fresh fruit aromas with lime and apple notes, leading to a palate that has a crisp, crunchy feel with attractive lemon and tropical-fruit flavors, tightly wrapped together. Drink now. Screw cap."