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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
(search item no. 75606)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2008 Decanter rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour is bright deep garnet with a little youthful purple around the edges.

The bouquet is composed of fragrant aromas of sweet currant fruit carried and lifted by a cedary oak underpinning but not over shadowing it.

Again currants are predominant on the palate with warm flavours of fine to medium texture. It fans out to a rich and quite voluminously fruity finish backed by gentle tannins.

The 1996 Art Series Cabernet reflects a cool dry year, quite delicate in comparison to the 1995 but still multi complexed by the presence of 8% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Ready for drinking or cellar up to 5 years.

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About Leeuwin Estate:

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 planted by hand over a five year period from 1975, with the state-of-the-art winery opened in 1978. In 1979, Leeuwin Estate had their first commercial vintage. Today, Leeuwin Estate maintains a team of highly-skilled and dedicated winemakers, under the direction of two generations of the founding family, exporting to over 30 countries.