Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet 2008

90++ points

Margaret River, Western Australia. 13%

I stopped buying this wine, which I had presviously much liked when it headed towards some sort of Californian style with cool fruit ramped up to 15% alcohol and lashings of French oak.

This is more than a return to form it’s something different and better. Amazing aromas, floral intense. A pretty wine, with intensity, shiny oak and tight acid. Wonderful restrained weight and real bordeaux freshness. I would like to try this alongside some of the very best 2008 of Bordeaux.

Needs time to settle down, let these components to knit together and the middle palate to flesh out. Great potential. An exciting wine from a region that already had high standards.

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