Leeuwin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River 2005

Member Review by tokyomb:

Very pleasant and easy drinking after an hour and a half in the decanter. Plenty of fruit and lots of oaky tones, but not a lot of real complexity. Lisa's comment "very nice, but not as good as the 2000" Cost Yen 4,880 from Kinokuniya

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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

Member Reviews for Leeuwin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River

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Snooth User: tokyomb
4108723
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 01/13/2008

Very pleasant and easy drinking after an hour and a half in the decanter. Plenty of fruit and lots of oaky tones, but not a lot of real complexity. Lisa's comment "very nice, but not as good as the 2000" Cost Yen 4,880 from Kinokuniya


Snooth User: Balthazar157
8131518
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 07/30/2008

One of my Favs!!


Snooth User: caseystaar
15070631
4.50 5
Vintage: 1999 03/13/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Leeuwin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River

External Review
Vintage: 2001 06/23/2010

91+ points out of 100 by Robert Parker Jnr.


External Review
Vintage: 2001 06/23/2010

94 points out of 100 by James Halliday


External Review
Vintage: 2001 01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe outstanding 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Art Series boasts spicy, subtle French oak, cedar, spice box, black currant aromas and flavors gently touched by licorice and herbs. This attractive, medium-bodied Cabernet exhibits layers of richness, a graceful, restrained personality, decent acidity, noticeable but sweet tannin, and a long finish. Enjoy this beauty over the next decade. Drink 2005 - 2015.


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Vintage: 2001 06/23/2010

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External Review
Vintage: 2001 06/23/2010

This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon showing all the lovely fruit flavours of black berries, cassis, redcurrants and plums, complemented by selected French Oak to achieve complete integration of flavours. A great palate. A blend of ripe berry flavours with long fine grained tannins and integrated oak that are all in harmony. The velvety palate has great length and lingers with an elegance that marks this as a truly excellent vintage.


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Vintage: 1999 06/23/2010

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External Review
Vintage: 1999 06/23/2010

The taste has mouth filling rich fruit; again berries and currants carrying through with vibrance and superb extension. The finish has the finest grain of tannins, velvety with the wood and fruit extracts beautifully matched and textured.


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