Once again, the prestigious Australian winery, Leeuwin Estate, has received some great press across their Art Series range:

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2008

“Pristine cashew and peachy stone-fruit aroma; fresh and pure, with no eccentricities.  Very intense and yet subtle, refined and beautifully modulated along the palate.  Great line and harmony.  Blossoms on the back-palate and finish.  Outstanding." Huon Hooke - Decanter June 2012

“A significantly finer, leaner and more focused Art Series Chardonnay that retains much of its primary, youthful character. A slightly reserved bouquet of grapefruit, lime juice, ginger and cinnamon backed by suggestions of minerals, grilled nuts and waxiness steadily reveals more intensity and perfume. Surprisingly smooth and supple, it’s exceptionally long and fine, revealing a remarkable core of concentrated crunchy, freshly sliced fruit that slowly moves down the palate, finishing with brightness, brittleness, zesty acids, true emphasis and first-rate persistence”. Jeremy Oliver - The Australian Wine Annual 2012

 

"Silky, round and deftly balanced to play its pear, apricot, grapefruit and nutmeg flavours against a refined structure, casting it all into the long, enticing finish, which sails on impressively. Remarkable for its deftness not its obvious power. Drink now through 2020." Harvey Steiman - Wine Spectator

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

“Good concentration on the nose, with sweet, bright cassis fruit and spice.  Mellow palate with softer tannins – the fruit is elegant, vibrant and opulent but it still has freshness to balance the rich fruit.  Good depth on the finish.” Christelle Guibert - Decanter - June 2012
“Diligent vineyard attention has won Art Series Cabernet the ‘most improves’ award in the Leeuwin stable and, my goodness, has it ascended in 2007! Textbook varietal form and beautifully fine tannins.” Tyson Stelzer - WBM - April 2012

Leeuwin Art Series Shiraz 2009

“No question this is the best shiraz Leeuwin have released since beginning their rediscovery of this variety a few years ago. Soft and luxurious with supple fleshy fruit held with firmish tannin and quality fine grained oak. Shows the greatest density and concentration of ripe fruit of any Leeuwin shiraz, yet is retains an elegance and subtlety. Terrific wine.” Ray Jordan - The Australian Wine Guide 2012

“Very stylish, fine-grained and elegant, with a delicate floral bouquet of raspberries, redcurrants and cassis tightly knit with a cedary oak and backed by spicy notes of white pepper, cloves and nutmeg. It’s reserved, medium to full-bodied, long and supple, with a silky but intensely flavoured palate of pristine black and small berry flavours supported by fine, dusty tannins. It finishes savoury, with a lingering core of fruit, and should build in the bottle.” Jeremy Oliver - The Australian Wine Annual 2012

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