Leeuwin Estate `Prelude` Cabernet Merlot 2011 (12 x 750mL), Margaret River.

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Overview

Leeuwin Estate is one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district. Prelude Vineyards wines are made from fruit producing the most readily expressive wines, with the objective that they will drink well soon after release.

The Prelude label celebrates Leeuwin’s association with the musical arts through the staging of the annual Leeuwin Concert Series.

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

Expert Reviews

Lightweight red, not unripe or indeed particularly herbal but simply offers gentle berried flavour, meshed with chocolate/pencil-like notes. Semblance of tannin adds shape. CM - Australian Wine Companion, Rating 89, 27th July 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

A concentrated and dense bouquet, highlighted with rich layers of ripe currants, dark cherries and Satsuma plums. Chocolate, black olives and hints of cassis enhance the depth on the nose. Fragrant violets and Cuban tobacco combine with anise, clove and cedar, heightening the aromats and providing lift.

Palate

A richly textured palate with a bold and dark fruit presence. Gentle fruit sweetness weaves through finely structured oak and a seamless acid line. Star anise, black olives and subtle char evolve to a finish that has immense length and silky fine tannins.

Vintage
2011
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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