Leeuwin Estate `Art Series` Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (12 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

Leeuwin Estate is one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district. The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & ageworthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.

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

Expert Reviews

96 points. Deep red/purple hue. Marvellous smoky, toasty barrel and blackberry fruit aromas neatly entwined, a trace of charcoal, and briar, while the palate is singularly impressive, with great power and length and superbly lavish, supple tannins. A great cabernet, with grip and strength to age long-term. There is no sign of the herbal characters that used to afflict these wines. (50% new oak; 50% one year old) Drink 2016 to 2040. www.huonhooke.com, 13th May 2015

Makes a fist at effortlessness. Supple blackcurrant and choc flavours glide into bay leaf and clove. Mid-weight but juicy. Builds a good amount of momentum as it rolls through the mouth. Shape, mouthfeel and length. Elegance is its middle name. Should mature well. CM - Australian Wine Companion, Rating 94, 27th July 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

A concentrated dark fruit spectrum with an abundance of ripe blackcurrants, cherries and a hint of cassis. Coffee bean, dark chocolate and black olives lie beneath. Subtle dustiness combines with a seductive violet lift, enhancing the varietal fragrance and increasing complexity.

Palate

A dense and layered palate with incredible texture. The generosity of the palate is carefully laced with a fine and structural acid line. Dark cherries and currants weave through smokey and mocha notes, finishing with long tactile tannins.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
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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