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2011 Art Series Sauvignon Blanc »
Winemaker's Tasting Note
The colour is fresh vibrant pale straw with lime green edges.
The bouquet is bursting with lime flesh, lemon pith, guava and subtle nettle, sweet pea and cloves.
The palate shows as fresh vibrant lemon citrus zest, with nuances’ of lime and thyme leaves, the feel across the palate is very textural and multi layered from the lees stirring in barrels that took place over seven months, with a great line of acid that gives this wine excellent length.
Barrel ferment makes this such an appealing sauvignon, adding subtle complexities to the aromas and flavours. It is still bright and tart with citrus and fruit salad notes - but it's done with finessse and subtlety."
Brisbane News "Top Drop", May 30 - June 5, 2012
"From this time, Leeuwin Estate wines have gone from strength to strength producing some of the world’s best wines. The Art Series is their iconic range with most of the labels changing each year to showcase paintings from some of Australia’s iconic contemporary artists. Patronage does not stop at the brush stroke, with an enviable concert programme. In fact, if you have a hankering to see a particular muso perform you can add it to the wish list. On my wish list though, is this Sauvignon Blanc. After 30% of the blend spent some time in French oak, this wine is a creamy blend of nettles, lime & a hint of spiciness. The overall appeal of this wine is the elegant balance between silky yet fresh acid, intense but finely poised fruit weight and a long finish that leaves you wanting more."
Wine Muse, www.winemuse.com.au, March 2012
"95/100. Outstanding example of the style. It gets about 30 per cent barrel fermentation and you can pick it up with the lovely texure and mouth feel. Beautifully controlled palate with light herbaceousness and some fresh gooseberry influence. Fine with a lip-smacking finish powered by that racy acid. Beautiful wine now or with a few years in the cellar. Cellar: 5 years."
The West Australian Wine Guide 2013 by Ray Jordan
"Most Margaret River Sauvignon is blended with Semillon. Leeuwin makes the best Margaret River straight Sauvignon I've tasted. Pale with an expressive nose it reveals a grassy nose with riper passionfruit and some boskier forest grove notes which follow through in the mouth, together with ripe juicy peach skin notes and a hint of bay leaf. Lots going on here. Gravelly, mineral acidity makes for an emphatically dry, long finish."
Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective, March 2013