2017 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: 97% Shiraz, 3% Malbec
Alcohol: 13.5%
Cellaring Potential: 12-15 years 
Artwork:  Rusty Peters, entitled 'Eagle Hawke Dreaming'

$39.50 per bottle
$474.00 per case of 12
Total: $39.50
Minimum order: 12 bottles (Incl mixed case) inclusive of delivery to all Australian Capital Cities
A concentrated nose featuring red currants, black cherries and dark chocolate. Higher notes of rose, violets, cinnamon and anise are positioned subtly in the background. The palate has vibrancy and vitality that is balanced by depth, intensity and volume. Red and blue fruits alternate through sweet oak, ripe chalky tannins and an energetic acid structure.

92 points

"Perhaps the best vintage of this wine I've yet tasted, the 2017 Art Series Shiraz reveals the progress Leeuwin Estate has made with this grape, which is often neglected in Margaret River. It's strongly peppery - a reflection of the cool vintage - but that element is balanced by succulent blueberry and intriguing licorice notes. Full-bodied and supple on the mid-palate, it finishes with a touch of tannic backbone and bright, mouthwatering acids."

Joe Czerwinski, 9 January 2020, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate