Tonight I have opened the 2017 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec.
The nose is very expressive with notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, green bell pepper, black pepper, spice and chocolate.
On the palate are beautiful notes of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, green bell pepper, baking spice, vanilla, violets, cedar and graphite.
This wine is full bodied with lots of energy, powerful with loads of complexity which also has medium + to high acidity and medium+ fully round fine tannins that leaves us with a long black fruit herbal woodsy finish. Let's look to the week ahead with positivity and hope. Stay healthy, strong and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 2 days ago
No formal notes - at an old friends unit at Main Beach for dinner. Always one of Margaret River’s leading Chardonnays - more in the peaches and cream Leeuwin Art Series style using riper fruit. Enough acid to carry this through to the latter part of the 2020’s. — 21 days ago
Missing bae today, she’s in Chicago. Work travel is back I guess. Reading a little Calvino, watching a little Westworld and sipping on some Riesling.
Blades of grass, a cool day on a hike, the breeze that passed through a distant waterfall seen from atop the destined viewpoint.
A silk shawl draping the tongue in stone fruit, river water. Peaches and apples and fronds of supple leaves.
A bit of effervescence, a bit of acidity, a bit of petrol. Leads to a balance straddling dry and sweet at once.
Don’t really understand the underrated quality on the reviews, must be something I’m missing 🤷🏽♂️
I’ll go contrarian. — 6 months ago
Wonderfully complex, showing new aromas every time you put your nose in it. Unripe banana, Asian pear, peaches, grapefruit, Meyer lemon, fresh-cut pineapple, cream, vanilla, caramel, sea spray, cardamom, and cinnamon. Lovely finish. Less funky than the Suckfizzle. — 13 days ago
See several previous notes. Aromas of roasted cashew - funky leesy notes - barrel ferment characters. A light delicate palate showing more citrus and grapefruit than stone fruit characters. Leaner than an Leeuwin Art Series and the peaches and cream style. Tastes way younger than 10 years old. An exceptional Chardonnay. — 6 months ago
Chardonnay at it’s best. Mild in aroma, great in palette. No after taste, which is great. — 19 days ago
Good. Not as sumptuous as its big brother but very pleasant. Green apple skin. Candied lime. Some butter but just a hint. — a month ago
A Margaret River-producer from the beginning, whose inception was coached by Mondavi; deep purple; nose of dark mulberry, black currant, ripe cherries, black pepper, anise and nutmeg; showing great on the palate, forceful yet elegant, with tannins, ripe fruit, acid levels and alcohol in good harmony, and a long dry finish. Promising future. — 4 months ago
Pale to mid Lemon in colour. Smells like it could be lean - Lemons and white flowers but it’s quite fulsome on the palate with white peach and a saline touch. I have to agree with Tanzer’s note with aromas of citrus peel and wet stone. Sometimes I have a high quality Australian Chardonnay like Leeuwin Art Series, Bindi Quartz or Penfolds Yattarna and wonder why I would bother with a more expensive Premier Cru white Burgundy. Once I tasted this I could see where that extra $100 went. — 8 months ago