Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia

Item No. 75606
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • JH95
  • ST94
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

The colour is bright deep garnet with a little youthful purple around the edges.

The bouquet is composed of fragrant aromas of sweet currant fruit carried and lifted by a cedary oak underpinning but not over shadowing it.

Again currants are predominant on the palate with warm flavours of fine to medium texture. It fans out to a rich and quite voluminously fruity finish backed by gentle tannins.

The 1996 Art Series Cabernet reflects a cool dry year, quite delicate in comparison to the 1995 but still multi complexed by the presence of 8% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot. Ready for drinking or cellar up to 5 years.

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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...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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