Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2003
One of five founding wineries in the Margaret River region. A cattle farm until 1972. Its fame was catapulted when Decanter Magazine awarded the 1980 chardonnay its highest rating.
The colour is bright straw with lime green hues.
The fresh nose is typical Leeuwin, with lifted aromas of dried pear and ripe peach accompanied by hints of cashews and integrated French oak. These flavours combine into a finely balanced bouquet; the result of very low yielding vines matched with subtle winemaking to preserve the richness of the fruit.
The palate displays the mouth filling and intense flavours of dried pears with the middle palate showing richness from both the fruit and the lees stirring. The length, always a feature of Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay, is long and full flavoured with a lingering fresh citrus finish.
The new French oak complements the fruit providing a wonderful balance of warm toasty flavours on the finish.