Wine Companion 98/100
Supremely elegant and finely balanced, and has absorbed the new oak in a manner worthy of a Grand Cru White Burgundy, leaving the fragrant bouquet and finely structured palate of startling length to occupy centre stage.
Wine Spectator 96/100
"Elegant and graceful, this opens to supple lemon and tangerine flavors, accented by spice, cedar, mineral and white floral
touches. Everything is precise and supple, with a juicy touch on the epic finish. Best now through 2026."
Ray Jordan 97/100
"This has to be one of the most delightfully restrained and elegant of any Leeuwin chardonnay I can recall. It is also one
of the very best. Everything has come together so perfectly with a mix of creamy stone fruit, roasted cashew and that
distinctive grapefruit. The power and lingering intensity are something else. A super wine. Best Drinking: Now to 2028."
James Suckling 94/100
"Fabulous flamboyance and opulence yet a freshness and brightness underneath. Full body, lemon curd, apple meringue
undertones. Vibrant finish. Screw cap. Drink now."
Gary Walsh 95/100
"These wines take a little time to roll out, so I've decanted my tasting serve into a large Burgundy glass, and been coming
back to it over a few hours. It's a very good release from Leeuwin Estate, and while the oak influence is still pretty
formidable, there's a touch more restraint and finesse in the wine these days, or so it seems. Pear, lime, Teddy Bear
biscuits, liberal smoky clove spice oak. Medium to full bodied, powerful fruit, glossy feel, but flinty and dry acid cuts it neat
and sparkling, and while the clove spice oak is a bit passive, "Gudang Garam" smoking initially, it fades into the wine with
air time. Honey, cashew, pear and limey acid roll away long on the finish. Needs time to settle. Decant now, or cellar for at
least a few years."
Wine Genius 97/100
"Another sensational release for this flagship Australian Chardonnay. Bright green/yellow in colour with fresh citrus, stone
fruit aromatics. The refined aromatics mask the remarkable intensity and depth this wine shows across the palate. The
precise line combined the impressive length indicate the pedigree and longevity of this vintage release. Pure joy with the
bright grapefruit acidity interlaced with the textural toasted nutty complexity. So much to love about this wine! Drinking