Today heralds the UK release of new vintages of the Art Series from Leeuwin Estate, one of the undisputed “First Growths” of Australian wine. The Art Series represents the pinnacle of the estate’s production – and continues to set the gold standard for Western Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Riesling and, most famously, Chardonnay.
The 2019 Art Series Chardonnay has already garnered rave reviews from the Australian wine press. It was awarded 98 points by Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion), while for Ray Jordan, the 2019 ‘will rank up there with the best to date.’ Jordan’s review of the ‘effortlessly graceful’ 2019 Shiraz was equally glowing. The 2019s are released alongside the vibrant 2021 Riesling – a lesser-spotted member of the Art Series family – and Cabernet Sauvignon from the outstanding 2018 vintage.
Last year’s offer met with enormous demand and we expect even greater interest this time around. We have therefore secured extra stock for the UK market, but please note the Chardonnay and Riesling in particular remain tightly allocated, with preference given to customers buying across the range. Sometimes overlooked, both reds are a fabulous addition to any cellar; wines of true cool climate elegance with a well-earned reputation for longevity. Offered En Primeur, all four wines are expected to be available for delivery from August 2022.