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Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2001

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2001

Syrah/Shiraz from Margaret River, Australia

Price: $34.99
Item No. 85447
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WS91
  • ST91
  • 2006
  • W&S94
  • ST92
  • JH92
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Winemaker's Notes

The color is vibrant plum with velvet purple edges. The aromas are immediately apparent with a very positive raspberry and currant note showing, surrounded by a striking lift of 'noble' smoke, which in itself shows only from great years and great vineyards. The palate is fruity with length and fine texture. Though the overall effect is a flavorful finesse, there is a great impact of dried fruits and currants on the finish. Positive tannin structure carries it through for the long haul.

Learn About Leeuwin Estate Map ItMap It

After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Esate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as a consultant and mentor. The initial vineyards were...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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