Leeuwin Art Series Riesling 12pk 2020
Winery of the Year | 2019 West Australian Wine Guide by Ray Jordan
Winemaker of the Year |Tim Lovett | 2019 West Australian Wine Guide by Ray Jordan
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 Art Series Riesling 2020
Margaret River makes a tiny amount of riesling. It’s beautiful though, and quite different from the Great Southern and South Australian examples. Lime blossom, coriander, hints of lychee and spring blossom. Galangal, kaffir leaf. The Indian Ocean makes a briny impact on the juicy acidity. Sesame seed. Green apple and talc. Incredibly pretty and bright, but soft, too. This has precision, but not a retina-burning laser like Great Southern iterations. Plushness and plumpness is the order of the day. Low yields, small bunches and small berries. Supple. Subtle.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2022