Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Margaret River    Australia   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 99715)
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a deep garnet color. Intense varietal Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, plum and licorice lift from the glass to greet the nose and is underpinned by the beautifully integrated French oak aromas. The palate is intense, linear and elegant. Blackcurrant and licorice flavors linger in the mouth to produce an incredibly long finish. The fine backbone of acidity displayed by this wine and the ultra fine tannins suggest a vintage of Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon with great aging potential.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Leeuwin Estate:

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.