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.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
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
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.
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.