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2012 Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon

97 Points James Suckling
2012 Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon
97 Points James Suckling

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The top Cabernet from one of the founding wineries in the region, the Leeuwin Art Series shows why Margaret River is the 'Bordeaux' of the Southern Hemisphere. Perfectly ripe grapes are partially hand harvested, with such pure fruit quality that a full 21 months in oak (40% new) completes the wine in texture, structure and finesse. With medium body yet serious depth and power, this wonderful wine will decant or age like a great Bordeaux.

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Overview

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Leeuwin Estate is one of the founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district.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. The initial vineyards were planted by hand over a five year period from 1975. 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.

What The Critics Say

97/100 James Suckling

"This is the Mouton-Rothschild of Australia. Incredibly complex aromas of black currants, spice, cigar box and berry. Full body, fantastic palate with round and polished tannins. Goes for minutes. Better in 2017."

96/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday

"20% hand-picked, 80% machine-harvested, destemmed, cultured yeast, matured for 21 months in French oak (40% new). The headline, the main text and the footnotes all say one thing and one thing only: purity. And I suppose I should add elegance. They simply don't come better in this mode." Drink by 2042

96/100 Gourmet Traveller Wine, Aug/Sep 2016

"A bold, muscular style. Hi-fi chocolate, blackberry and cedar aromas, showing classy oak and full-ripe cabernet fruit. Full-bodied, powerful, and youthful with masses of good, ripe tannins. It will age wonderfully."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Margaret River

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2042

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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