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.