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. Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 07 is a classic release from the estate which is a great wine to drink now or to cellar. The bouquet is vibrant with a concentrated fruit profile of abundant blackcurrant, dark cherries and mulberry. Beneath, the lifted aromatics of anise, cocoa, clove, black olive and earthy wild field mushroom provide elegant layers to a highly expressive and complex nose. On the palate, structure and fruit weight work harmoniously, characterised by a dark fruit core of blackcurrant and forest fruits. Savoury spices of dried sage, cassia bark, and tobacco give subtle texture, and combine with diligent oak integration and a fine acid line. All components arrive to a finish, which is featured by slightly chalky cocoa powder-like tannins. Representing one of Australia’s most iconic wines, this stunning red would pair wonderfully well with lamb and beef dishes.
750ml£5.73 per 100.00ml