Leeuwin Estate Brut 6pk 2014
Few stories can be told about modern Australian wine without mentioning the amazing rise of Margaret River, and Leeuwin Estate as a pioneer. Founded by Denis and Tricia Horgan in 1979, it is the star estate of Margaret River’s southern area; with a particular pedigree in its famed Chardonnay, but also relatively recent acclaim for Cabernet and Shiraz.
Leeuwin Estate Brut 2014
A creamy sparkling with a carving of yeasty detail across its aft, imbuing truffle to brioche notes. Being a ‘14 and current, the autolytic complexity is compelling. The finish is of moderate length with a skein of sour acidity, presumably from earlier harvested material in the name of acid retention, apparent. This should fatten nicely with a bit more time in the bottle, imparting the requisite poise.
Rating: 91 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin MW, James Halliday Wine Companion 2019