75cl * 13.5% ABV * Margaret River, Australia
Leeuwin Estate is known for producing some of the finest wines, released under their 'Art Series' label, in the entirety of Australia. Famously, Robert Mondavi - of California wine fame - visited the property in the early 1970s and recognised its potential for making exceptional wines. This Chardonnay is one of the most collected Australian wines and a consistently dependable fine New World wine for any cellar. Not shy of good quality oak, this shows an attractive array of ripe peach, grapefruit and smoky spice, yet has plenty of fresh acidity and tightness to match. A sherbet-y and cream-textured white that offers bags of cellaring potential. Drink through 2030+.
99 Points, James Halliday