Leeuwin Estate `Art Series` Cab Sauv 2010 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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Overview

Leeuwin Estate is one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district.

Maintaining a team of highly skilled and dedicated winemakers, Leeuwin Estate is now under the direction of two generations of the founding family.

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

Expert Reviews

Bright crimson-purple; the fragrant cassis-filled bouquet sends its unequivocal message of that rarest of beasts: a totally delicious young cabernet that has a mellifluous palate of redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit supported by superfine tannins and subtle French oak. Rating 96 - Drink by 2025, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014).

Always enjoy the varied labels on Leeuwin Art Series wines. It’s only the submerged frog on the Riesling that never changes.

Absolutely rife with peppermint and camphor chests this wine, which some may love, and others may loathe. Also has some dark chocolate, redcurrant, raspberry and blackberry, with cedar and coffee oak in support. Well appointed, and equally well defined – the palate is sure footed and assured – chewy gravelly tannin and well bedded acidity, tobacco and savoury stuff runs on the finish, which is long and precise with a crunch of tannin to close. Palate really is exemplary, but caveat emptor on the mint side. Rating 94 - Drink by 2030, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (NOV/2014).

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon offers very youthful, slowly evolving aromas of warm cassis, blackberry preserves and red currant jelly with nuances of cloves, cigar boxes, cinnamon stick and vanilla. Medium-bodied, it offers a lot of flavor in a very fine, elegant frame of grainy tannins and harmonious acid, finishing long and layered. This is the finest Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon I’ve tasted! Rating 93+ - Drink by 2024, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, erobertparker.com (AUG/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

A concentrated and rich bouquet of ripe blackcurrants and juicy black cherries. Underlying bay leaf, fresh tobacco, anise, clove and cumin enhances the nose with varietal lift and complexity, while floral nuances of lavender and violets add perfume and fragrance.

Palate

An intense and well-appointed palate. Ripe currants and black forest fruits are abundant, with textures and layers that fold and intertwine. Dustiness, anise and cocoa characters complement the fruit, which is aligned with a lively acid structure, leading to a seamless tannin profile.

Vintage
2010
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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