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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 105922)
collectible wine
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $41.99

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
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
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense varietal Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of striking blackcurrants and cherries combining with aromatics of fragrant violets, bay leaf, anise, clove dried tobacco, and pencil-like oak. A balanced palate exhibits plump dark forest fruits. Dried sage, coffee bean, slight char and anise rise to a finish which is characterized by structural cocoa powderlike tannins.
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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.