Drinks well right out of the bottle. Decanted anyway for an hour and a half. Plum, cassis, cranberries, and bell peppers. Great balance of fruit, fresh acidity, and tannins. Love this wine. Only 3 bottles remain from a case.
Better than the last bottle. Not quite as sour or acidic. A better bottle than the last one or maybe 9 more months helped. Medium body, and noted some complexity as the wine is more balanced. Not bad but price point a bit high compared to other cabs.
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(Leeuwin Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-very creamy; vanilla & strawberry bursting; like strawberry candy pie; very elegant; TASTE-clearly some Oak (baby Oak Monster); I think there's going to be a lot of people that REALLY like this; licorice & eucalyptus bursting; black cherry soda for days; great elegance; great cream; great length; big boy; will last for another 5-7 years easy; this is what New World is all about; great length; still tasting the Hostess Cherry Pie; an underlying sundried tomato meets basil on the finish, but can't deny the polish, approachability; length & brightness of the fruit; this is very, very well made wine; this would compete favorably against many $60-$80 California Cabs; JR-94; GV-92+
(Leeuwin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Art Series, Margaret River) 9% Malbec; aged 23 months in French oak and three years in bottle before release. Garnet with a pink rim, this version features an aromatic nose of tobacco leaf and blackcurrant. Juicy black fruits enter on the silky-textured palate; the acidity carries through a lengthy finish. Winery Spotlight: Leeuwin Estate
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