Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2018


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VINIFICATION | Cool destemmed fruit with some skin contact. The
juice was settled for 3 days, racked and inoculated with yeast. 100% of
the juice was barrel fermented in new French oak barriques and the
lees stirred regularly. After 11 months in barrels the various components were blended, fined, cold stabilized and bottled.

Immaculate, powerful, intense nose with purity and clarity of primary fruit characterised by pear, white peach, lime curd and custard apple. There are infinite layers of brioche, grilled hazelnuts, cinnamon quill, shaved nutmeg, black cardamom and almond meal. A thread of graphite in the background adds elegant
Penetration and drive with incredible shape and frame on the palate.
The symmetry of layers, contours and overall balance is precise. Pear,
cut lime and nectarine are definite throughout. Sweet spice and elegant
oak use sit neatly with the fruit, underlined by a delicate acid line,
leading to a palate with effortless length. Leeuwin Estate tasting notes