Best of the Best 2015: International White Wines
June Issue, 2015
Leeuwin 2011 Chardonnay Art Series Margaret River has been included among the Best of the Best in the International White Wines category in Robb Report’s recently released June issue. The June issue celebrates Robb Report’s 27th annual Best of the Best awards. The Leeuwin Chardonnay was the only wine from outside France in the elite list that includes names such as Dom Perignon Plentitude, Chateau d’Yquem and Domaine Leflaive.
This is what the Robb Report had to say about Leeuwin Estate:
The property that is now Leeuwin Estate once saw a less glamorous incarnation than that of an internationally renowned wine estate. In the late 1960s, when Tricia and Denis Horgan first encountered this tract of land in Australia’s Margaret River region, its occupants were not vinous but bovine. The couple saw potential in the cattle ranch, however, and with the advice of their friend and adviser Robert Mondavi, they planted vines, built a winery, and began to produce superb Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as stunning whites, such as the Leeuwin 2011 Chardonnay Art Series. An unabashedly Aussie take on this Burgundian grape, the 2011 vintage treats the senses to a heady perfume of peony; bold, ripe flavors of creamy pear, cardamom, and peach nectar; and a steely acidity that perks up the palate for a second sip.