Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Winemaking and Drinking

Nestled in the heart of Margaret River, Western Australia, Leeuwin Estate stands as a beacon of viticultural excellence, renowned globally for its 'Art Series' wines. Among its esteemed lineup, the Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 holds a special place, embodying the region's unique terroir and the estate's unwavering commitment to quality winemaking.

Origins 

The story of Leeuwin Estate dates back to 1972 when Denis and Tricia Horgan embarked on a journey to establish a vineyard in Margaret River. They were inspired by the region's pristine landscapes and its potential to produce wines that rival the best in the world. The 'Art Series' label, introduced in 1980, reflects their vision of combining fine wine with fine art, featuring labels adorned with artworks commissioned from leading contemporary artists.

The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for the 2019 vintage were sourced from select vineyards within Leeuwin Estate's holdings in the Margaret River region. This area is renowned for its maritime climate, characterized by cooling ocean breezes that temper the summer heat, resulting in a long, even ripening season ideal for producing wines of exceptional depth and complexity.

Tasting Notes

The Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is a testament to meticulous vineyard management and precise winemaking techniques. On the nose, it entices with aromas of cassis, blackberry, and cedar, complemented by hints of tobacco and dark chocolate. The palate is rich and velvety, showcasing flavors of ripe black fruits, subtle spices, and well-integrated oak. Fine-grained tannins provide structure and elegance, leading to a long, lingering finish that leaves a lasting impression.

Awards and Accolades

The 2019 vintage of Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Cabernet Sauvignon has garnered acclaim both domestically and internationally, solidifying its status as a benchmark for Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. Notable awards include multiple gold medals at prestigious wine competitions such as the Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge. These accolades underscore the wine's exceptional quality and its ability to compete on the global stage.

International Recognition

Internationally, wine critics and enthusiasts alike have praised the Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 for its balance, complexity, and age-worthiness. It has earned high scores from esteemed publications such as Wine Spectator and James Suckling, further cementing its reputation as a world-class wine.

The Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 exemplifies the pinnacle of Margaret River winemaking. From its origins in the vineyards of Leeuwin Estate to its meticulous crafting in the cellar, every step of the journey reflects a dedication to quality and a commitment to excellence. This wine not only pays homage to its terroir but also stands as a symbol of the vision and passion of the Horgan family. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, the 2019 vintage promises a sensory journey that captures the essence of Margaret River in every glass.


Wine TypeRed wine
ProducerLeeuwin Estate
StateWestern Australia
RegionMargaret River
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Year2018
Volume750 mL
Alcohol14%