97/100 - Huon Hooke | 97 Points - Erin Larkin
Long considered one of the shining lights of the Margaret River wine region, the overall quality of wine produced at Leeuwin Estate is at a seemingly all-time high. While their Chardonnay rightfully receives most the headlines, Leeuwin Estate's Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon is consistently one of the region's finest examples.
The 2017 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon is another top-line example of Margaret River Cabernet, displaying vibrant fruit flavours blueberries, blackcurrant, dark cherries along with some bay leaf, anise and roast coffee. A wine of immense quality and character, worthy of a place in any cellar.
"97/100. 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, March 2021.
"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. $70. 13.5% alc. Drink by 2041. Screwcap" - Erin Larkin, winecompanion.com.au.
“95 Points. 2% of Malbec is included in this cracking Margaret River Cabernet. 22 months in total in a mix of barrels and barriques. There has never been any doubt over the stunning quality of the Art Series Chardonnay, but it has taken longer for this wine to reach its current stratospheric levels. Indeed, the Leeuwin reds are one of the big improvers in the region over recent decades. Deep purples here. Black fruits dominate with plums and mulberries. Spices, dry herbs and some gravelly notes. A wine that is concentrated and with deceptive grip, but a wine that is still exhibiting elegance. The balance between fine acidity, silky tannins and impressive length is knife-edge. This is a quality Margaret River Cabernet.”- Ken Gargett, WinePilot.com, March 2021.
Leeuwin Estate is undoubtedly one of the icon wineries of Australia. Located in the picturesque Margaret River region, the team at Leeuwin Estate have earned an international reputation for making wines that rank alongside the world's finest.
Undoubtedly the star of Leeuwin Estate is their 'Art Series' Chardonnay, that over the past 28 vintages has firmly established itself as one of Australia's greatest white wines, with an extraordinary level of depth and power.
Leeuwin Estate also produce some fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling under their 'Art Series' label, while wines under the lesser-priced 'Prelude' series regularly deliver outstanding value for money.
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