2017 Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Highly Rated
Best release yet of the Art Series Cabernet, a Margaret River red of subtle excellence and gentle power. Cassis, aromatic herbs, and a palate of grace and length.

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Hauntingly great Margaret River Cabernet, potentially the best release yet from regional legends Leeuwin Estate.

A slow-builder of a wine, with fruit from a cool year that needed to be late-picked. Cassis and light herbs on the nose - the aromatics need to time to wake up though.

Gorgeous, slow, velvety palate build up to a finish of quietly intense blackcurrant, olive and kitchen spices. Gravelly, cedary tannins are already meltingly integrated. It's already full of pleasure.

A full-bodied wine that doesn't feel full-bodied, featuring more of a Cabernet caress than a kepow..

Full of energy and vitality with elegant shape and frame, again black and blue fruits dominate the palate. There is dimension, drive, and penetration to the finish. Specifically, there are olive notes, combined with dried thyme, cedar and quartz-like minerality that weaves through to powdery graphite tannins.

97 Points - "Wow. Silky smooth aromas of red berries, grey minerality (granite, graphite etc) and breaths of oceans air whispered about. The palate is exactly as the nose promises, elegant and refined. Length of flavour is where this really kicks into gear, extending seamlessly across the palate, lingering and swirling in its profile. Beautiful, classical cabernet from a cool vintage. What a pleasure this is." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

97 Points - "Brilliantly deep, brooding red/purple colour. The bouquet is fresh and vibrant, with loads of cassis, violet and blackberry varietal fruit, expertly infused with cedary oak notes. The wine is very intense and powerful, full-bodied and well structured, the cassis flavours rocketing through on the very extended finish and aftertaste. A majestic cabernet." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

96 Points - "With buoyant acidity, the silky, cedar-edged cassis, mulberry, blueberry and red cherry fruit gathers impetus through the palate. Notes of sage, anise, bitter chocolate, terracotta and gravel lend savoury and textural nuance. Powdery cocoa tannins and vibrant acidity tease out the finish. Poised, but lingering, medium-bodied and elegant, it is drinking beautifully now, but will go some distance." - Sarah Ahmed (Decanter.com)

Leeuwin Estate

What was once a humble cattle farm in Margaret River has now become one of the most iconic wine producing estates in Australia.

A special site identified by iconic Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi in 1972, Denis and Tricia Horgan took his advise and planted vineyards with the dream of becoming a world-class producer of premium wine.

Leeuwin Estate's first commercial release was in 1979. Now family owned for two generations, theirs is one of the brightest stars in Australian wine. Their iconic Art Series range is now one of the most collectable in the country.

They are celebrated around the world as one of the finest producers of Chardonnay in particular to be found anywhere on the planet.

The Horgan family - Margaret River, WA

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