2017 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon - Margaret RiverRegular price $70.00
Dense and concentrated nose with blackcurrants, blueberries and boysenberries. A delicate fragrant lift of violets, lavender offer beautiful symmetry and balance. Laced beneath complex spices of cumin, clove, black cardamom and star anise, surrounded by an oceanic nuance throughout.
Full of energy and vitality with elegant shape and frame, again black and blue fruits dominate the palate. There is dimension, drive, and penetration to the finish. Specifically, there are olive notes, combined with dried thyme, cedar and quartz-like minerality that weaves through to powdery graphite tannins.
"Wow. Silky smooth aromas of red berries, grey minerality (granite, graphite etc) and breaths of oceans air whispered about. The palate is exactly as the nose promises, elegant and refined. Length of flavour is where this really kicks into gear, extending seamlessly across the palate, lingering and swirling in its profile. Beautiful, classical cabernet from a cool vintage. What a pleasure this is."
97 Points - Erin Larkin - Halliday Wine Companion
"It’s a good wine, it’s obvious that it is, but just how good? For starters it needs to be decanted; it needs air. I thought at first that this wine was just a bit too medium-bodied; it just didn’t seem to quite have the requisite power. But as it breather the finish kept inching out and extending. It has a cool flowing feel to it, in that alpine herb and mint notes drift through ripe curranty fruit, but it also feels balanced, ripe and even-handed. That said, everything about this wine is focussed on the finish, and on excelling there. By the time I’d sent an hour or two with it the word impeccable has passed my lips. It grows on you as it grows in the glass."
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front