Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay

Art Series continues to wave the flag at the big end of Margaret River, and does so in 2009 with considerable flair. The bouquet delivers real power of focused grapefruit, luscious white peach, golden delicious apple and fig. There’s nothing at all blowsy about this release, which delivers outstanding poise, thanks to fruit captured at the perfect moment of ripeness, between the zesty energy of lime and grapefruit pulp and the juiciness of white peach. Its refreshing acidity tones its 14.5% alcohol, making for a long and refreshing finish of generous proportions, supported neatly by classy vanillin oak. $77 at Boccaccio.