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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 90188)
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2010 Decanter rating: 95 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
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
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
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour is intense ruby red with garnet tints. Displaying the classic Cabernet Sauvignon notes evident in the greatest growing years in Margaret River, the bouquet has lifted and intense blackberry, blackcurrant and mulberry fruits, with the enhancement of cedary French oak for complexity, intermingled with spice and dark chocolate. The palate shows a full bodied wine with intense blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with hints of mocha and chocolate that round off the complex flavours. This wine has great fruit length with smooth and silky tannins that provide a soft but lingering finish.
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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.