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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2007
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 106918)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $29.99

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
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 a deep violet with brilliant purple edges. The bouquet displays lifted fresh cracked pepper with sweet ripe blackberry, plums and mulberries, with hints of chocolate and dusty oak.

The palate is full bodied with lovely plum and blackberry following through from the nose. This wine is displaying quite amazing intensity of fruit. The fine tannins draw the flavors across the palate creating an incredible crescendo of flavors which remain in your mouth minutes after drinking.

This is an immaculately structured and seamless wine, one of the best produced at Leeuwin Estate.

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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.