2013 Leeuwin Estate Riesling Art Series
Riesling - 750ML

  • W&S 92
  • WE 91
  • IWC 90

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$14.94

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Reg: $19.94

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This product is
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W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2014
This is sweet citrus up front, then so tightly wound in potent lime acidity that it takes a day to relent and mellow. Coastal freshness becomes the primary factor as the wine opens toward clean refreshment, the pithy... This is sweet citrus up front, then so tightly wound in potent lime acidity that it takes a day to relent and mellow. Coastal freshness becomes the primary factor as the wine opens toward clean refreshment, the pithy scents of orange peel ready to enliven any roast fish.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2015
Like an underripe nectarine, this tart, crunchy wine needs a bit time to mature. But instead of 2–3 days, think 2–3 years. Lime and mandarin orange notes are lean and crisp on the palate, austere for now, but surely going... Like an underripe nectarine, this tart, crunchy wine needs a bit time to mature. But instead of 2–3 days, think 2–3 years. Lime and mandarin orange notes are lean and crisp on the palate, austere for now, but surely going to blossom in time.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2014
Bright straw. Displays nervy, mineral-laced citrus fruit and floral scents, plus a building note of quinine. Dry and steely on the palate, offering tangy grapefruit and green apple flavors and a hint of tarragon. The... Bright straw. Displays nervy, mineral-laced citrus fruit and floral scents, plus a building note of quinine. Dry and steely on the palate, offering tangy grapefruit and green apple flavors and a hint of tarragon. The refreshingly bitter finish displays very good clarity and bite.
Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Sub-region Margaret River
Vintage 2013

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.