Saturated ruby color. Flat-out gorgeous aromas of bitter cherry, cassis, graphite, cedar, Cuban tobacco, dark chocolate and dried flowers. On the palate, juicy dark and red fruit flavors play off musky, almost decadent underbrush and tobacco, with precise but understated Asian spice notes adding even more complexity. This boasts remarkable balance and compelling intricacy of fruit, spice and earth qualities on the long, suave finish, picking up notes of violet and fresh rose on the back. For the money, this is a no-brainer in outstanding, ageworthy cabernet. (JR)
The hue is good, though not deep; basically in the mainstream of Leeuwin cabernet style, good length and balance to the savoury black fruits, oak a positive contributor.
Perhaps better known for its Chardonnay, Leeuwin also makes an Art Series Cabernet that takes a back seat to no one. The 2002 still boasts youthful scents of fresh mint and cassis, then slowly unfolds on the palate to reveal a rich, full-bodied wine with a distinctly ripe, creamy texture. Long and powerful on the finish, with 10 or so years ahead of it. *Editor's Choice* (JC)
This is supple, delivering pretty red cherry and thyme flavors, with a tinge of smoke, against the fuzz of fine-grained tannins. Strikes a winning balance as it all lingers on the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2015. 800 cases imported. (HS)
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2014 Leeuwin Estate "Art Series" Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia (Elsewhere $85)