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Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Margaret Westernaustralia Cabernetsauv Petitverdot Malbec 2005

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Regarded as a true icon in Australia, Leeuwin Estate, although known more for their heroic Chardonnay make one of the finest Cabernets too. The wine has a deep garnet colour. Intense varietal Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, plum and liquorice lift from the glass to greet the nose. The elegance of this bouquet is underpinned by the beautifully integrated French oak aromas. The palate is intense, linear and elegant. Blackcurrant and liquorice flavours linger in the mouth to produce an incredibly long finish. The fine backbone of acidity displayed by this wine and the ultra fine tannins suggest a vintage of Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon with great aging potential. This wine was given 90 points in Wine Spectator, who said "Polished, ripe and open-textured, offering a generous mouthful of dark chocolate-scented blackberry and cherry flavors, standing upright and refined as the finish lingers."

Leeuwin Estate:
After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Estate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor. The Estate was thrust into the internation... Read more
After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Estate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as consultant and mentor. The Estate was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter magazine awarded their highest recommendation to the 1980 Art Series Chardonnay. Now under the direction of two generations of the founding family, the Estate is recognized as one of Australia’s leading wine producers and wine tourism pioneers. Featured three times in the prestigious category of “International Winery of the Year” by U.S. Wine & Spirits magazine, Leeuwin Estate wines nconsistently rank alongside the world’s finest. Read less

External Reviews for Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Margaret Westernaustralia Cabernetsauv Petitverdot Malbec

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/19/2011

86% cabernet sauvignon, 14% malbec. On the nose, enticing and complex aromas develop, offering graphite and stone, mixed with notes of beef marinade, fresh earth and sandalwood, bringing to mind Bordeaux. Reinforcing that impression is the elegantly... Chuck Hayward. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Western Australia in Australia. 2005 Leeuwin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Art Series 750ml



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Regarded as a true icon in Australia, Leeuwin Estate, although known more for their heroic Chardonnay make one of the finest Cabernets too. The wine has a deep garnet colour. Intense varietal Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, plum and liquorice lift from the glass to greet the nose. The elegance of this bouquet is underpinned by the beautifully integrated French oak aromas. The palate is intense, linear and elegant. Blackcurrant and liquorice flavours linger in the mouth to produce an incredibly long finish. The fine backbone of acidity displayed by this wine and the ultra fine tannins suggest a vintage of Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon with great aging potential. This wine was given 90 points in Wine Spectator, who said "Polished, ripe and open-textured, offering a generous mouthful of dark chocolate-scented blackberry and cherry flavors, standing upright and refined as the finish lingers."

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