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    151
  • Producer ranking ?

    8
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The Story

Immaculate, powerful, intense nose with purity and clarity of primary fruit characterised by pear, white peach, lime curd and custard apple. There are infinite layers of brioche, grilled hazelnuts, cinnamon quill, shaved nutmeg, black cardamom and almond meal. A thread of graphite in the background adds elegant complexity.

Penetration and drive with incredible shape and frame on the palate. The symmetry of layers, contours and overall balance is precise. Pear, cut lime and nectarine are definite throughout. Sweet spice and elegant oak use sit neatly with the fruit, underlined by a delicate acid line, leading to a palate with effortless length.

 

Cool destemmed fruit with some skin contact. The juice was settled for 3 days, racked and inoculated with yeast. 100% of the juice was barrel fermented in new French oak barriques and the lees stirred regularly. After 11 months in barrels the various components were blended, fined, cold stabilized and bottled.

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2011 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River – Tasted March 2015 Soft and jube-like on the nose, immediately more approachable and seems to be toned down on that medicinal character aforementioned. Plenty of red and black fruits. The length is wonderful (as usual…. I probably don’t need to mention that character anymore…). These two wines seem to indicate a change in style for Leeuwin reds… elegance, structure and mouth filling satisfying fruit come to the fore. The density of the fruit is maybe a match for the 2010, and it is a wonderful thing. 95 points
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Origin

Adelaide, Margaret River

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