99 POINTS | James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
98 POINTS | Huon Hooke, The Real Review
97 POINTS | Campbell Mattinson, The WineFront
96 POINTS | Nick Stock, James Suckling.com
World class Margaret River Chardonnay from one of the region's founding wineries. This Chardonnay is in any conversation of Australia's finest white wines. A wine with a long life ahead, and near perfect scores from a number of top wine reviewers is no mean feat.
James Halliday writes "This achieves another step up the quality ladder for Leeuwin Estate, seemingly impossible. There's been no change in the vinification, nor in the vineyard. The change is an increase in the intensity of the flavours, and hence their length and aftertaste. It's an extraordinary wine, among the greatest of Burgundy (and elsewhere in the world). Whatever you expect from its future development will be delivered."
Huon Hooke writes "Light yellow, a very youthful colour. The bouquet has substantial oak as well as some tropical fruit, cashew nut and fluffy yeast aromas. The palate is very intense and vibrant, with nervy acidity and richness to match, the aftertaste lingering on and on. A power-packed wine that is compact and rightly-packaged, latent like an unexploded bomb! Intense and sustained grapefruit and lemon aftertaste. An impressive, high-impact chardonnay of great potential. The sheer power of the fruit is awesome."