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

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Overview

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.

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

Expert Reviews

“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

Colour

Dark cherry with a crimson hue.

Aroma

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.

Palate

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.

Vintage
2010
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
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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