Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Margaret River Western Australia
Distinguished Langtons Classification. One of Leeuwin Estate's crowning achievements, a statuesque, opulent yet graceful rendering of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. The cépage may vary somewhat from vintage to vintage, as inclusions of Petit Verdot or Malbec may serve to flesh out the generously proportioned Bordeaux styling. The highly accomplished team mobilize the fundamentals of vineyard and vinification to assemble a fully endowed Cabernet wine that's so much greater than the sum of parts.
Art Series continues to be a collector's wine and to command lofty prices at auctions the world over. So what is it that gives Leeuwin Cabernet its ethereal qualities and makes it stand so far above the rest? Great wines are born in great vineyards, at Leeuwin the viticulturist and winemaker work hand in hand throughout the entire process, combining their skills to create wines of distinction. Major focus is placed on the confluence of climate and soil, viticulture and vinification are as of one. Closely monitored ferments, Bucher Pneumatic presses and a cellar of imported French oak barrels are called upon to ensure that the fruit is transformed into the most stately Cabernet wine.
Deep garnet colour. Striking blackcurrants and cherry scents combine with aromatics of fragrant violets, bay leaf and anise, clove and dried tobacco. Oak is very fine and pencil like creating an overall complex and fragrant nose. A well appointed palate showing direction, balanced with fine texture, exhibiting plump dark forest fruits. Dried sage, coffee bean, slight char and anise rise to a finish which is characterized by structural cocoa powderlike tannins.