Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (12 x 750mL), WA.

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RRP $69

$64.99 per Bottle
$779.88 per case

Overview

The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & ageworthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists. Artist - Geoffrey Ricardo, entitled 'Forwards Backwards'

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

Expert Reviews

95 points - "Very understated on the nose with dried strawberries, fresh herbs, tea leaves, tea tree oil, cassis and red plums and cinnamon with a slight overlay of vanilla. On the medium-bodied palate, this also starts subtly with red-plum flavors, but then the structure builds with a tannin crescendo and driven acidity, lifting this through to a long finish. So elegant and refined. Drink now. Screw cap." James Suckling

Winery Tasting Notes

Blackcurrants, cherries, dried cranberries and Satsuma plums feature on the nose at the forefront. Bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamon, cedar and clove combine with heightened lavender notes and hints of fresh tobacco. The palate is fine with a mineral thread. It is elegant and delicately layered. Blackcurrant and cherries feature again with a subtle cassis edge. The mid palate has supple flesh with cocoa, coffee bean and cassia leading to a graphite line and powdery tannins.

Variety: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon; 3% Malbec

Cellaring Potential: 15-20 years

Vintage
2015
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.56%

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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