2010 Leeuwin Estate Riesling Art Series
Riesling - 750ML

  • WA 90
  • JH 90
  • IWC 90

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WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
Coming from estate grown vineyards planted from 1972 the 2010 Art Series Riesling gives intense notes of ripe pears fresh peaches and granny smith apples with a spicy undercurrent and just a hint of honeysuckle. Crisp dry... Coming from estate grown vineyards planted from 1972 the 2010 Art Series Riesling gives intense notes of ripe pears fresh peaches and granny smith apples with a spicy undercurrent and just a hint of honeysuckle. Crisp dry and well balanced it gives plenty of mid-palate stone fruit and apple flavors on the light to medium bodied palate leading to a long finish. Drinking now it should cellar to 2017.
JH 90
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2011
Light straw-green; an ever-reliable riesling that has legions of admirers in a national climate lukewarm about the variety; the only problems with the wine is that it sells out so quickly.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
Light yellow. High-pitched aromas of lime lemongrass quinine and chalk dust with a pear skin nuance in the background. Fleshy and smooth on entry then firmer in the mid-palate with lively orchard fruit and citrus pith... Light yellow. High-pitched aromas of lime lemongrass quinine and chalk dust with a pear skin nuance in the background. Fleshy and smooth on entry then firmer in the mid-palate with lively orchard fruit and citrus pith flavors showing a refreshingly bitter edge. Closes on a firm dusty note with lingering florality. This is delicious now but I'd have no problem aging it for another five years or so.
Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Sub-region Margaret River
Vintage 2010

Label

The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent & ageworthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.

This wine shows the great potential of Margaret River Riesling. 100% varietal and bone-dry with alcohol that hovers around 12%, it’s a study in citrus flowers, crisp apples and pretty spice. Juicy and satisfying on the palate, it pairs well with a wide range of vegetable, seafood and chicken dishes. It’s also a good match for many south Asian dishes. The wine also ages well for up to a decade, trading some of the vibrant acidity for complexity.

Winery

Leeuwin Estate

Leeuwin Estate is a family-owned Australian winery and one of the five founding wineries in the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia. Formerly a cattle ranch, the property was converted to vineyards by Denis and Tricia Horgan upon the advice of legendary Napa Valley winemaker Robert Mondavi when he visited Australia and saw the estate’s potential as being ideal for the production of premium wines.

The estate enjoyed its first commercial vintage in 1979 and was quickly thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1980 "Art Series" Chardonnay. Leeuwin now exports to 30 markets. The estate releases wines under the Art Series, Prelude Vineyards and Siblings labels.

Celebrating the combination of fine wine, food, art and music, Leeuwin features an award winning restaurant, cellar door and art gallery. The estate is renowned for staging spectacular events and welcoming visitors from around the world.