Leeuwin Estate is one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district in Western Australia. In 1972 legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, first identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan who founded Leeuwin Estate in 1974. Featuring state-of-the art facilities, the winery building was opened in 1978, celebrating with a trial vintage. Leeuwin enjoyed its first commercial vintage in 1979, and was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1980 Art Series Chardonnay in an international blind tasting. Maintaining a team of highly skilled and dedicated winemakers, Leeuwin Estate is now under the direction of two generations of the founding family. The Art Series represents Leeuwin’s finest wines from each vintage. The winemakers have always selected the optimum fruit, transforming it into Leeuwin’s highest quality and age-worthy wines. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists, with each vintage featuring a different piece of work.
A concentrated blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit spectrum, paired with aromas of star anise, cumin, lifted violets, bay leaf and dried tobacco. Delicate crème brûlée, mocha and cedar notes offer layers to an incredibly vibrant and youthful nose. A sweet and concentrated fruit core leads to a medium to full weighted palate. The fruit shows red currants and cherries. Fine silky tannins are woven through a mineral mid palate, which is integrated and finishes with great fruit length, density and a fine acid line.£5.87 per 100.00ml