Leeuwin Art Series Shiraz 2016

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2016

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    14%
Leeuwin Estate has been in rare form lately, with a string of favourable vintages allowing it to produce some super example of Margaret River Shiraz under the 'Art Series' label. The Art Series Shiraz labels exclusively feature the artworks of Australia’s Aboriginal artists, including artworks from a number of Aboriginal artists based in the remote and spectacular Western Australia Kimberley region. The 2015 vintage features the work of Wawiriya Burton, entitled 'Ngayuku Ngura - My Country'

The 2016 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz is another impressive offering from the team at Leeuwin, which will certainly have enormous appeal to fans of Margaret River Shiraz. A myriad of cherries, mulberries and blood plums provide the framework on the nose, with camphor, cumin, anise, and toasted fennel seed in the background. Subtle cacao and cracked coffee bean combine with elevated notes of lavender. The palate is fine with structural tannins and bright acidity. Again, cherries and mulberries are present with savoury oak char and subtle dark chocolate within.

"96/100. Interesting combination of predominantly shiraz plus five per cent malbec and a dollop of viognier. Aromas are quite beautiful, with cherry scents and a touch of floral apricot pith. One of the finest shiraz from Leeuwin, displaying complexity at another level. A hint of cracked pepper and licorice adds to the complexity. Outstanding." - Ray Jordan, The Weekend West Magazine, 20 April 2019

Availability: In stock

$39.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Leeuwin Estate is a boutique, family owned and operated winery located in the picturesque Margaret River district, 360km south of Perth, Western Australia. One of the icon wineries of Australia, it has earned an international reputation for making wines that rank alongside the world's finest and now exports to over 30 countries.
6
Western Australia
Margaret River
750
14
Variety: 93% Shiraz, 5% Malbec, 1% Viognier

Alcohol: 14.0%

Cellaring Potential: 12-15 years

Artwork: Naomi Hobson, entitled 'Sweet Teatree Water'

Tasting Note: An abundace of bursting blackcurrants, boysenberries and mulberries glide between sweet and toasted spices of black cardamom, cinnamon quill and nutmeg. Offset are perfumed notes of violets, anise, dark chocolate, camphor and Sichuan peppercorns. The palate is finely poised, yet with a generous mid palate weight. Vibrant and opulent black and blue fruits mesh with dried cranberries, caramel and cocoa notes. The tannins are tactile and structural providing direction and length.

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