Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from Margaret River, Australia

Price: $35.00 $22.99
Save $12.01 (34%)
Item No. 124017
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WS91
  • ST91
  • 2006
  • W&S94
  • ST92
  • JH92
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Winemaker's Notes

Fragrant and concentrated, the nose is defined by a dark fruit spectrum of forest fruits, cherries and mulberries in the forefront, with complementary layers of anise, cloves and savory oak in the background. Violets, mocha notes, toasted brulee and hints of fresh camphor provides further substance to this classical and complex Shiraz. A bright and lively entry features blood plums, mulberries and dark chocolate. The palate shows great intensity, while displaying elegance and sophistication. A textured and layered mid-palate leads to structural chalky tannins, with a fine yet balanced natural acid line.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright purple. Lively dark berry and violet aromas are lifted by a peppery element. Sappy, focused and nicely concentrated, offering fresh blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that pick up an exotic floral quality with air. Closes on a gently sweet note, with very good length and silky tannins making a late appearance."
91 Points

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Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/15/2013)
delightful from the getgo! Wonderful nose of earth and fruit with a smooth texture and medium finish. Will buy again if on sale.
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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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