Leeuwin Estate `Prelude` Cabernet Merlot 2008 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River.

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Overview

Lively and youthful, the palate has delicate integrated layers of black forest fruits, cacao and silky, fine tannins. The palate has poise, presence and persistence exemplified by a balanced and elegant acid structure which finishes with mineral and graphite notes.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright mid-garnet; a fragrant and expressive bouquet of red and black fruits, florals and a backbone of fine oak present; the medium-bodied palate is fleshy and fine boned, with taut acidity and finishing evenly balanced and poised. Rating 93 - Drink by 2018 - Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark chocolate core, with crimson hue.

Aroma

Fragrant and complex, led by a delicate fruit profile of blackcurrants and dark cherries. Beneath there lies alluring lifted aromats and savoury components of black olive, bay leaf, dried lavender and fresh tobacco. Oak is diligently worked offering subtleties of aged camphor and cedar.

Palate

Lively and youthful, the palate has delicate integrated layers of black forest fruits, cacao and silky, fine tannins. The palate has poise, presence and persistence exemplified by a balanced and elegant acid structure which finishes with mineral and graphite notes.

Vintage
2008
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Leeuwin Estate, one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district, consistently produces wines that rank with the world's finest.

In 1972, following an extensive search for the area most suitable to produce the best varietal wines in Australia, legendary American winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard.

Originally a cattle farm, Leeuwin Estate evolved, under the direction of Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Robert Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor.

A nursery was planted in 1974 and the initial vineyards were deep-ploughed, deep-ripped, emptied of stone, planned, pegged, measured, marked and eventually planted by hand over a five year period from 1975.

Featuring state-of-the art facilities, the winery building was opened in 1978, celebrating with a trial vintage. Leeuwin enjoyed its first commercial vintage in 1979, and was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1980 "Art Series" Chardonnay in an international blind tasting.

Maintaining a team of highly skilled and dedicated winemakers, and now under the direction of two generations of the founding family, Leeuwin now exports to over 30 countries.

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