Leeuwin Estate ‘art series’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (review)

88 points

Margaret River, Western Australia. 14%

I’ve always thought of Leeuwin Estate as one of Australia’s more bordeaux-like cabernet producers, as the wines are deep, not exotic/cosmetic, physiologically very ripe, and quite savoury. However over the past five years they have crept up in alcohol. Really they are stylistically closer to a top Californian producer, especially in this firm ripe vintage.

Fine wine, but I would have hoped for a bit more energy and acid. It’s big solid, a touch porty though without any sweetness or alcohol burn.

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2 thoughts on “Leeuwin Estate ‘art series’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (review)

  1. I just tried some of the Leeuwin Estate ‘art series’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 (March 03 tasted) and it was fantastic. Lots of fruit but still strong smooth tannins with some slightly floral aromas. Opened up the glass very well but would definitely benefit from more age and decanting.
    Almost seamless layers of flavour from front palate to a looong finish!.
    Lots of potential but extremely flavoursome now.

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