2018 Leeuwin Artist Series RieslingRiesling from Australia
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"Family owned, Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia, is under the direction of two generations who w...
- 90 Wine Enthusiast
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Riesling thrives in the far south of Western Australia (Great Southern region), but it's rarely found in Margaret River. Leeuwin's version, therefore, is an anomaly and is made possible by the winery's southern location in the region. This vintage is young and austere, but evocative nonetheless. Lemon verbena, lime leaf, and dried flowers and herbs are girdled by petrol notes. Acidity is, for the moment, a little searing without the texture or residual sugar to balance it, but time should sort that out. Drink 2021–2030 and watch this morph into a more honeyed, complex, textural drop as the years pass. Christina Pickard
"Family owned, Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia, is under the direction of two generations who work with a team of highly skilled winemakers to consistently produce wines ranking alongside the world’s finest. In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan in the transformation of their cattle farm into Leeuwin Estate. Enjoying its first commercial vintage in 1979, Leeuwin was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1981 “Art Series” Chardonnay. The international accolades have continued and Leeuwin now exports to 30 markets. Celebrating the combination of fine wine, food, art and music, Leeuwin features an award winning restaurant, cellardoor and art gallery. The Estate is renowned for staging spectacular events and welcoming visitors from around the world." -Winery
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|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey|
|Nose||petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach|