2016 Leeuwin Estate Riesling Art Series
Riesling - 750ML
  • JS 93
  • JH 91

Reg: $20.94

$13.94

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Reg: $20.94

$13.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 93
jamessuckling.com, July 2017
This is a long time favorite for Australian riesling with stone, flint and spice character. Lemon, lime. Medium to full body, fruity and crisp. A beauty as always. Fresh. Super peppermint at finish. Screw cap. Drink now... This is a long time favorite for Australian riesling with stone, flint and spice character. Lemon, lime. Medium to full body, fruity and crisp. A beauty as always. Fresh. Super peppermint at finish. Screw cap. Drink now or hold.
JH 91
James Halliday, August 2017
Every year this wine sells out long before any of the other wines in Leeuwin Estate's portfolio, clearly it's not broken, and there is no suggestion it needs fixing. It has lemon/lime citrus fruit, and the acidity doesn't... Every year this wine sells out long before any of the other wines in Leeuwin Estate's portfolio, clearly it's not broken, and there is no suggestion it needs fixing. It has lemon/lime citrus fruit, and the acidity doesn't leave any mark. On the other side, its flavour is given by the fruit, residual sugar doesn't play any part.
Color & Type White
Varietal Riesling
Country Australia
Region Western Australia
Sub-region Margaret River
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

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.