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2013 Leeuwin Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Leeuwin Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

97 Points Huon Hooke
2013 Leeuwin Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
97 Points Huon Hooke

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The top Cabernet from one of the founding wineries in Margaret River, the Leeuwin Art Series shows why this region 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 the "Mouton-Rothschild of Australia".

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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 Huon Hooke

"Deep red/purple: an outstanding colour in depth and hue. The bouquet is clean, fresh and alive, with bright black fruit and violet aromas, touches of cedar and toasty oak, the palate very deep and concentrated, with lush fruit and abundant tannins, which counter-balance the fruit and sweetness. A powerful yet elegant cabernet with a very long and distingished future ahead of it. An outstanding, profound wine. 19 JUN 2017." Drink 2019 - 2041

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

"Destemmed, crushed, matured for 12 months in French oak (40% new). The unadorned purity of this cabernet follows precisely in the footsteps of its predecessors. It is unlike most other Margaret River cabernets, a red brother to the Art Series Chardonnay, even if not quite as magical as that wine. The '13 regional vintage was highly rated at the time, a rating justified today."

97/100 James Suckling (2012 vintage)

"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."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Margaret River

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2041

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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