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2014 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Cabernet Sauvignon

'A delicious wine, to drink now or cellar. A very serious cabernet. At the price, this is a bargain.'
93 Points - Huon Hooke

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$359.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • The Prelude Vineyards label focuses on the benchmark varietals of the region and represent the first release Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from Leeuwin Estate each vintage. They are site expressive wines that encase the purity and clarity of fruit with a style that is readily expressive for earlier release. The label celebrates the Estate's association with the musical arts through the staging of the alfresco Leeuwin Concert Series.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    After individual berry sorting and cold soaking, fermentation took place in closed and open fermenters at temperatures up to 30C with extraction by pumping over each individual lot three times daily. After malolactic fermentation entirely in barrels and 9 months of barrel maturation, separate parcels are blended for further maturation in French Bordelaise coopered barriques with seasonal rackings.

    TASTING NOTE
    A seductive and perfumed nose with red cherries and Satsuma plums combining with violets, lavender and bay leaf. Beneath, subtle notes of star anise, cinnamon quill and nutmeg offer complexity. Delicate with gentle layers and powdery tannins, the palate has vibrancy, displaying a red fruit spectrum. Bright acidity creates a defined line through the palate. Cracked coffee bean and cacao are present on the mid palate, along with a graphite/mineral thread.

  • REVIEWS

    'Deep red/purple colour. Lovely, elegant, fruit-driven cassisy aroma, with tobacco and dried herbs, the palate also elegant as well as intense and firm, driving and long. A delicious wine, to drink now or cellar. A very serious cabernet. At the price, this is a bargain. '
    93 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    'This is very good cabernet, medium-bodied and extracted with a judicious feel for varietal personality: currant and a verdant lift, underlain with black olive and bay leaf skirting across cabernet’s tannic fibre. This is massaged to the tune of mid-term drinkability, without sacrificing the wine’s structural mettle. '
    92 Points - Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday's Wine Companion

    'Formerly known as Prelude Cabernet Merlot. It’s still a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) and merlot (10%).In a good place. Well balanced and styled. Blackcurrant, gum leaf, dark chocolate and olive tapenade notes. Just enough tannin, flavour and length. '
    91 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front