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2014 Art Series Shiraz

The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & ageworthy wines from each vintage. The Art Series Shiraz labels exclusively feature the artworks of Australia’s Aboriginal artists, including artworks from a number of Aboriginal artists based in the remote and spectacular Western Australia Kimberley region.

Variety: 94% Shiraz, 5% Malbec, 1% Viognier
Alcohol: 13.7%
Cellaring Potential: 12-15 years 
Artwork:  Fred Grant, entitled 'Puyatu 2012'

Concentrated blueberries, mulberries and plums give density to a nose that also exhibits black cardamom, anise caramel and hickory. There is subtle lift with rose petals and violets offering further fragrance. Black and blue fruits dominate the palate with upfront weight and texture. Woven fruit layers meet subtle smokey oak creating a layered palate, laced with a finely balanced acid line.

"I was particularly impressed by the wines labelled Shiraz. From my perspective, I think these very fine wines should be labelled Syrah, to signal just how different they are from typical South Australian Shiraz... this variety clearly has a brilliant future at Leeuwin. "

Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, January 2018

18/20

"Complex and tarry with very firm tannins. Still a baby but it's very easy to see a relation with the northern Rhone. Indeed winemaker Tim Lovett assures me it's a homage to the Rhone. Really dense but with the sleek texture and energy of a serious northern Rhone Syrah. I think in many ways this should be labelled Syrah not Shiraz. It certainly has nothing to do with most Australian Shiraz."

Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, January 2018

96 points

"Part hand-picked for whole bunches, part Selectiv machine-harvested for whole berries, matured in French oak (50% new) for 18 months. A wine that combines grace and power; fruit complexity with varietal expression and savoury tannins. Blackberry and plum fruits are the mainstays of the layered flavours, the darker notes worthy of the northern Rhone Valley."

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, 2018 Edition

94 points

"Deep, youthful red/purple colour and a dusty, char-oak led bouquet, the palate full-bodied and quite tannic, deep and layered with lasting power and grip. Superb flavour and balance, texture and charm. This has the structure to take some age well."

Huon Hooke, HuonHooke.com, June 2017

94 points

"Love the way this variety has really come into its own at Leeuwin. This is a more medium-bodied expression showing impeccable balance and integration. Silky smooth tannins and fine-grained oak with a savoury fruit character. Totally seamless palate is superb."

Ray Jordan, STM Magazine, May 2017

94 points

"Lots of blackberry, blueberry and crush white pepper aromas that follow through to a beautiful palate of quartz, mineral and Indian spice. Full body. Tangy and bright acidity. Intense fruit. Yet always reserved. Screw cap."

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, July 2017

93 points

"Perfumed and spicy, mixed berries and grilled meat. Medium bodied, attractive firm tannin, succulence of fruit laden with spice, gently sappy, with a savoury finish of fine length. Very nicely done."

Gary Walsh, thewinefront.com.au, May 2017

93 points

"Ever reliable as you'd expect from this premium producer. Meaty, dark fruits, mulberries and some char. A good dash of spice too to keep you on your toes. Time in the glass gives purple florals a chance to step up and be counted - nice. The fruit has good presence and there's a savoury drive through the mouth moving at an even tempo finishing long. One of those wines I'd happily recommend time and time again. Drink now to eight years."

Q Wine, June 2017

93 points

"Sourced near Witchcliffe in the cool south. Attractive spicy fruit, lush texture, medium-bodied and concentrated. Restrained and approachable. Drink 2023 - 2027."

Peter Forrestal, Decanter, December 2017