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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2001
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2001
(search item no. 85447)

PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is vibrant plum with velvet purple edges. The aromas are immediately apparent with a very positive raspberry and currant note showing, surrounded by a striking lift of 'noble' smoke, which in itself shows only from great years and great vineyards. The palate is fruity with length and fine texture. Though the overall effect is a flavorful finesse, there is a great impact of dried fruits and currants on the finish. Positive tannin structure carries it through for the long haul.
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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.