The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s finest wines from each vintage. The winemakers have always selected the optimum fruit, transforming it into Leeuwin’s highest quality and age-worthy wines. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian Artists.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
“Savoury and Rhone-inspired, this charmingly balanced and measured shiraz has a pure, delicate and spicy bouquet of small black and red berries, fresh cedar/vanilla oak lifted by scents of violets and white pepper. Long, smooth and evenly ripened, with a subtle presence of sweet cassis, raspberries, cherries and blood plums knit with lightly smoky, cedary oak and supple tannin, it finishes with a hint of tomato stalk and a fresh, crunchy acidity.”Rating 94 - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2013
"Bright, clear crimson-purple; a vibrantly fresh wine reflecting the cooler climate of the southern parts of Margaret River; red berry and cherry fruit is at the core of the bouquet and medium-bodied palate of an elegant and delicious wine."Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, 2014 Edition
“The rebirth of shiraz at Leeuwin has been a highlight of its recent years. This one is a cracker. Its so beautifully expressive from the mix of spices and red fruit characters of cherry and red currant on the nose to the wonderfully seamless refined palate. Great example of a cooler climate shiraz as an alternative to those further north in the region.”Rating 94 - Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2013
“Bright purple. Lively dark berry and violet aromas are lifted by a peppery element. Sappy, focused and nicely concentrated, offering fresh blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that pick up an exotic floral quality with air. Closes on a gently sweet note, with very good length and silky tannins making a late appearance.”Rating 91 - Josh Raynolds, The International Wine Cellar, July/August 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark cherry with a crimson hue.
Fragrant and concentrated, the nose is defined by a dark fruit spectrum of forest fruits, cherries and mulberries in the forefront, with complementary layers of anise, cloves and savoury oak in the background. Violets, mocha notes, toasted brulee and hints of fresh camphor provides further substance to this classical and complex Shiraz.
A bright and lively entry features blood plums, mulberries and dark chocolate. The palate shows great intensity, whilst displaying elegance and sophistication. A textured and layered mid palate leads to structural chalky tannins, with a fine yet balanced natural acid line.