Immaculate, powerful, intense nose with purity and clarity of primary fruit characterised by pear, white peach, lime curd and custard apple. There are infinite layers of brioche, grilled hazelnuts, cinnamon quill, shaved nutmeg, black cardamom and almond meal. A thread of graphite in the background adds elegant complexity.Penetration and drive with incredible shape and frame on the palate. The symmetry of layers, contours and overall balance is precise. Pear, cut lime and nectarine are definite throughout. Sweet spice and elegant oak use sit neatly with the fruit, underlined by a delicate acid line, leading to a palate with effortless length.
Leeuwin Estate, a boutique, family owned and operated winery located in the picturesque Margaret River district. Established as Margaret River’s fifth founding winery in 1974 by Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Robert Mondavi as consultant and mentor, today Leeuwin Estate is under the direction of two generations of the founding family. Leeuwin Estate was named as one of The Heritage Five in Langton’s Classificatinon VII; “most iconic Australian wines … of the Exceptional Classification.” The 2016 Art Series Shiraz has been named ‘Best Wine’ out of a tasting of 600 wines for Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Reds. Jordan states “…in many ways it is a breakthrough in style, delivering its payload with such deft touch… This is clearly one of the finest shiraz from Leeuwin, displaying complexity at another level.”