TECHNICAL AND TASTING NOTES

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Art Series Chardonnay

Penetration and drive with incredible shape and frame on the palate. The symmetry of layers, contours and overall balance is precise. Pear, cut lime and nectarine are definite throughout. Sweet spice and elegant oak use sit neatly with the fruit, underlined by a delicate acid line, leading to a palate with effortless length.

ART SERIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Full of energy and vitality with elegant shape and frame, again black and blue fruits dominate the palate. There is dimension, drive, and penetration to the finish. Specifically, there are olive notes, combined with dried thyme, cedar and quartz-like minerality that weaves through to powdery graphite tannins.

LEEUWIN ESTATE ART SERIES SAUVIGNON BLANC

Delicate and moreish, there are layers and textures carrying all the way to the back palate. Lime and lemon coincide with savoury notes of subtle cedar and gentle earthiness. There is phenolic structure that works in symmetry with laced acidity.

LEEUWIN ESTATE ART SERIES SHIRAZ

Capacity, dimension and texture outline the palate. A matrix of blueberries and redcurrants feature through a background of dark chocolate, cracked coffee bean and tobacco. There is overall energy on the palate highlighted by a vibrant and youthful acid line, finishing with structural chalky tannins.

LEEUWIN ESTATE ART SERIES RIESLING

Vitality and clarity on the palate, cut limes and lemons are threaded throughout. It is finely textured, giving delicate dimension combining with a mineral acid structure, leading to a talc finish.

PRELUDE VINEYARDS CHARDONNAY

A vibrant and ethereal palate – great direction with shape and frame. Energetic and lively citrus fruits meets saline acidity. Gentle nuances of hazelnut, and sweet spice add  a complementary layer and contour to the palate.

LEEUWIN ESTATE PRELUDE VINEYARDS CAB SAV

A fine and elegant entry leads to a combination of redcurrants, blueberries and dark cherries. The palate has energy and drive with salivating acid being the foundation. Cedar and cassia notes surround the deep core of fruit, finishing with dusty, graphite-like tannins.

LEEUWIN ESTATE SIBLINGS SHIRAZ

Juicy and concentrated nose packed with plums, cherries and forest fruits. Black cardomom, star anise cedar, cinnamom and nutmeg add extra detail and complexity

SIBLINGS SAUVIGNON BLANC

Finger limes, grapefruit, guava and blackcurrants are the pilot behind the palate. Textural, layered and woven mid palate gives gentle capacity, with refreshing sherbet-like acidity. Youthful, playful and energetic.

LEEUWIN ESTATE ROSÉ

Textured and layered palate, with a myriad of dried cranberries, goji berries and pink grapefruit. Delicate spice beneath lead by cinnamon and nutmeg, threaded with gentle acidity and a structured, almost salty finish.

LEEUWIN ESTATE CLASSIC DRY WHITE

The palate is luscious with volume and generosity. Nectarines, melon, pear and kiwifruit are the
highlight throughout. Vibrant acidity gives freshness and energy leading to a gentle talc-like finish.

LEEUWIN ESTATE BRUT

Complex nougat and brioche combine with custard apple, lemon meringue and pear skin. Layers of cinnamon, wattle blossom, almond meal and vanilla pod create an added dimension. Vibrant, fresh, and lively with notable fine bead and mousse. Precise lemon and lime fruit spectrum leads the palate with delicate notes of rice wafer, soaked cashews, lemon myrtle, flint, and sesame seed.