75cl * 13% ABV * Margaret River, Australia
Leeuwin Estate is known for producing some of the finest wines, released under their 'Art Series' label, in the entirety of Australia. Famously, Robert Mondavi - of California wine fame - visited the property in the early 1970s and recognised its potential for making exceptional wines. This Shiraz shows an abundance of ripe cassis, plums and sweet, toasty spice. Soft and plush, there's a dollop of dark chocolate and cherry brandy flavour for added measure. Precise and focused in Leeuwin's signature style with some desirable pepperiness and mouthwatering acidity, it is a superb, relatively tame style of Shiraz for Aussie standards.
96 Points, Ray Jordan, West Australian Wine Guide