Leeuwin Estate `Prelude` Cabernet Merlot 2010 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River.

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Overview

Prelude wines are made from fruit which produces the most readily expressive wines, with the objective that they will drink well soon after release. During the course of assessing fruit from the vineyards, the winemakers have found that certain blocks, and even certain rows in particular blocks, tend to consistently produce fruit best suited to either of the two Prelude wines. A Chardonnay and a Cabernet Merlot are released under this label.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

An integrated and layered nose, characterised by varietal blackcurrants, ripe dark cherries and a hint of cassis laced with dried sage, tobacco, cassia bark and cumin. Fragrant lavender, mocha notes and subtle oak char give rise to a very attractive nose.

Palate

Finely textured and contoured, the palate is highlighted by a soft mouth feel and gentle fruit weight, threaded with a delicate mineral acid line. Restrained black fruits weave together with coffee bean and fresh cigar notes, finishing with long silky tannins.

Vintage
2010
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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