A pristine and lifted nose highlighted by Nashi
pears, limes, white peach and fig. The primary fruits are complimented by
nutmeg, cinnamon, almonds and sesame that creates subtle complexity. The palate
has concentration with clarity and purity. An introduction of grapefruit and
pear lead to a delicately textured, layered and woven palate with nougat, anise
and cashews present. There is immense length that finishes with a fine acid
line and mineral finish.
points Australian Wine Companion
Part hand, part machine-picked, part wild and
part cultured yeast, matured for 11 months in new French oak. Incredibly
youthful quartz-green colour; a great chardonnay, its intensity and length
right up there with the best prior vintages; white peach and nectarine open the
batting, pink grapefruit coming swiftly thereafter, creamy/nutty oak almost
lost in the crowd. If this weren't enough, the aftertaste is a work of art,
complete in itself.
points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of Margaret River's (and Australia's)
iconic Chardonnays, Leeuwin's 2014 Art Series Chardonnay continues that proud
tradition. Never shy on toasty, nutty oak or bold fruit, the 2014 features both
seamlessly woven together in perhaps greater harmony than in past vintages.
Hints of white peach, Bosc pear and citrus appear on the medium-bodied palate
and linger on the elegant, finely textured finish.
points James Suckling
Aromas of cooked apple, pineapple and pear with
hints of honeysuckle. Full body, fantastic depth of fruit and intensity. Tight
and muscular. Reserved. Powerful. Screw cap. Give it a year or two still but a
joy to taste.
Complex aromatics of grapefruit, oyster shell
and shale minerality suggest power and energy. Very much in the mould of early
Leeuwins with carefully integrated, classy oak and tightly knit flavours that
linger. Drinking Window 2017 - 2037
points Wine Spectator
There's delicacy and finesse to the
honeysuckle, peach and pear flavors in this white, but also plenty of power to
the intensity and focus. Smooth and supple, this has an almost slippery
texture, with perfumed and spicy notes gaining momentum on the finish. Drink
now through 2023.