2016 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: 93% Shiraz, 5% Malbec, 1% Viognier
Alcohol: 14.0%
Cellaring Potential: 12-15 years 
Artwork:  Naomi Hobson, entitled 'Sweet Teatree Water'

$37.50 per bottle
$450.00 per case of 12
Total: $37.50
Minimum order: 12 bottles (Incl mixed case) inclusive of delivery to all Australian Capital Cities
An abundace of bursting blackcurrants, boysenberries and mulberries glide between sweet and toasted spices of black cardamom, cinnamon quill and nutmeg. Offset are perfumed notes of violets, anise, dark chocolate, camphor and Sichuan peppercorns. The palate is finely poised, yet with a generous mid palate weight. Vibrant and opulent black and blue fruits mesh with dried cranberries, caramel and cocoa notes. The tannins are tactile and structural providing direction and length.

96/100

"Interesting combination of predominantly shiraz plus five per cent malbec and a dollop of viognier. Aromas are quite beautiful, with cherry scents and a touch of floral apricot pith. One of the finest shiraz from Leeuwin, displaying complexity at another level. A hint of cracked pepper and licorice adds to the complexity. Outstanding. "

Ray Jordan, The Weekend West Magazine, 20 April 2019

93/100

"Deep, bright purple/red colour with a intense, fresh, bright blackberry, spice, star anise aroma, and the palate is rich and fruit-sweet, charming and elegant as well as intense and flavoursome. It's superbly balanced and very attractively flavoured. A very smart shiraz."

Huon Hooke, The Real Review, April 2019

93 points

"A fresh and fruity shiraz with blueberry, smoke, slate and licorice character. Medium body, pretty fruit and a crisp and linear finish. Drink now."

James Suckling

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