Private Cellar

Leeuwin Estate `Art Series` Cabernet Sauvignon 1984 (1 x 1.5L Magnum), WA.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0002-2478383

Part of Sale: Magnum Mania ~ Featuring Penfolds Bin 389 Cab Shiraz 1996

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Overview

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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

Medium red-purple; the bouquet is of medium intensity, with a mix of cedary, earthy and more briary aromas. The palate has attractive texture and flavour, with chocolate, briar and cedar overtones to the red fruits. Almost milky soft tannins run through the length of the palate. James Halliday, Austarlian Wine Companion (FEB/1998)

Vintage
1984
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Leeuwin Estate has sixty-two acres of Chardonnay vines divided into eight distinct parcels. The soil and slopes of the plantings differ in each area and the cultural aspects of the viticulture are tailored to each parcel, therefore varying slightly. Since the 1980 vintage Leeuwin Estate has adhered to vertical training and leaf removal to present the Chardonnay fruit properly to the light. The soil management has remained the same since inception. Variations and deficiencies in the soils of individual blocks have not been completely corrected so that the wines reflect the soil wherever possible.

Each plot is harvested separately and kept separate throughout the winemaking and some of the maturation programme. The wines reflect these differences intimately and unfailingly from the beginning. For example, Block 20, the "Front Gate" Chardonnay, always is the basis and the backbone of the "Art Series" wine. The young wine begins with true varietal power of great delicacy which then actually requires up to 12 months of lees contact in new French Oak in order to draw out the complexity; losing none of that essential balance in the process.

The "Art Series" represents Leeuwin's most opulent and age-worthy wines. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian Artists. The "Art Series" wines have obtained outstanding reviews and classifications, the Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons in particular continue to be collector wines and command lofty prices at auctions the world over.

Today the wines of Leeuwin Estate continue to be prized amongst collectors. Australia's largest wine auction house, Langton's, classifies Leeuwin's "Art Series" Chardonnay in the top "exceptional" category of Australia's best performers, and the "Art Series" Cabernet as a wine of excellence.

Top Vintages

2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1987

View Leeuwin Estate - Art Series website

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
w.w - West Perth WA11/12/2019 8.53.55 PM AEDTAU $109 11
T.B - St James WA10/12/2019 10.13.18 AM AEDTAU $104 10
M.H - Hawthorn VIC09/12/2019 10.05.38 PM AEDTAU $99 10
J.E - Acton Park TAS09/12/2019 9.43.57 PM AEDTAU $94 10
S.D - GLADESVILLE NSW06/12/2019 4.13.19 PM AEDTAU $69 10
T.P - Stafford Heights QLD05/12/2019 10.21.33 PM AEDTAU $64 10
M.M - Huntleys Cove NSW05/12/2019 6.05.27 PM AEDTAU $59 10
N.L - Craigburn Farm SA05/12/2019 5.23.29 AM AEDTAU $54 10
N.L - Box Hill north VIC05/12/2019 3.41.15 PM AEDTAU $24 10
E.F - Charters Towers QLD05/12/2019 1.10.26 PM AEDTAU $14 10
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