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

Bright and fragrant with vitality and energy, cut limes feature with lychees and kiwifruit. Passionfruit blossom, frangipani and betel leaf are complementary in the background.   Vibrant and concentrated palate with grapefruit, lime curd and custard apple at the forefront. 

LEEUWIN ESTATE ART SERIES SHIRAZ

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.

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

Tightly coiled and woven palate delicately layered with a diligently textured mid palate. There is a salty-brine thread like throughout the palate. Concentrated white nectarine, pear and lemon are the key hallmark primary fruits, subtle toasted hazelnuts underpinned by a finite sherbet acid thread with a mineral acid line.

LEEUWIN ESTATE PRELUDE VINEYARDS CAB SAV

Bright, lively and fragrant nose with blackcurrants and dark cherries, combining with higher notes of clove, cummin, black cardamon and star anise. Beneath subtle notes of coffee and cocoa lie in the background.

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

Energy and vitality is evident on the palate. It is delicate and fine, underpinned with cut lime, lemon sherbet and pear. There is a beautiful thread of oyster shell and quartz throughout. The bead is fine again, which works in symmetry to the fore mentioned and overall balance.