Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
1 or more bottles$84.99
Andrew Caillard99 points
Ray Jordan97 points
Angus Hughson97 points
Dark concentrated blackcurrants, blueberries and cherries are lifted by lavender and violets. So many layers and features to nose on offer including black cardamom, cocoa, clove, anise, fennel seed and bay leaf. Highly packaged and complete on the nose. A fine and elegant entry leads to a combination of redcurrants, blueberries and dark cherries. The palate has energy and drive with salivating acid being the foundation. Cedar and cassia notes surround the deep core of fruit, finishing with dusty, graphite-like tannins.
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- Blue Fruits
- Red Meat
Critic Scores & reviews
Andrew Caillard MW99
"Deep crimson. Classical blackcurrant cedar aromas with lifted espresso, roasted chestnut notes. Inky deep and beautifully concentrated wine with dense blackcurrant, dark plum, dark chocolate flavours, fine grainy/chocolately tannins and perfectly integrated cedar oak. A superb grainy firm finish and mineral length. A great Leeuwin Estate Cabernet. Now – 2040"
"One of the last wines released from the great 2018 Margaret River vintage, this has to be one of the finest cabernets yet from Leeuwin. Supremely balanced and poised with stylish lines through to a very long finish. Scented aromas of cedar and leafy blackcurrant with a trace of oyster shell. The palate is quite brilliant with the distinct chalky tannins and super fine grained oak holding the fruit gently to its extended finish. Great wine here."
"Deep crimson, it opens up with understated, but enthralling aromas of red currant, blackcurrant, woody asparagus stems, cedar and cassis with a solid backbone of new oak. There is then great density of fruit to the palate, again not bold but reserved and full of energy; a young, tight ball of vibrant, stylish and youthful flavours exceptionally well balanced with manicured tannins which support an incredibly long, elegant finish. Super impressive and a new benchmark for this label"
"Those who have been enjoying Leeuwin Estate wines for a good few years will know that there was a time when their reds were seen as very much second fiddle to their legendary Chardonnay. Those days are long gone and their Cabernet now sits alongside the region’s very best and, in comparison to some, represents excellent value. This wine is ripe and intense with notes of blackberries, chocolate, tobacco leaf, cassis, leather and superbly integrated oak. Seamless, with a very long palate on which the intensity is maintained throughout, it finishes with carefully managed tannins, which are both silky and slightly gravelly at the same time. Will easily impress for the next ten to twenty years"
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Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
- Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage 2017
- Brand Leeuwin Estate
- Cellaring 5-10 Years
- Wine Type Red
- Alcohol Percentage 13.5% Alcohol
Wine Enthusiast94 points
Wine Spectator94 points
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About the brand Leeuwin Estate
One of the five founding wineries of the Margaret River district of Western Australia, Leeuwin Estates is proof of the importance of family in winemaking. Since buying their Margaret River property in 1969, the Horgan family has evolved into a team of passionate, highly-skilled winemakers.
Their commitment to excellence across all aspects of their business makes the team behind Leeuwin more than deserving of their many successes. As well as producing truly world-class wine, the estate features an award-winning restaurant, an incredible art gallery, and a venue for live music. Leeuwin Estate's longstanding mission of offering a nonpareil experience to their guests has endeared them to countless wine lovers the world over.