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Date Printed: 7/5/2015
Leasingham Bin 7 Riesling 2004
Leasingham Bin 7 Riesling 2004
(search item no. 81636)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/5/2015: $11.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Bright, impeccably balanced and appealing for its distinctly peppery grapefruit, green apple and floral aromas and flavors, which linger effortlessly on the dry finish."
-Wine Spectator

This renowned wine was first released in 1967. Its aromatic, dry wine displaying excellent lime and citrus varietal flavours. Sourced from a selection of sights throughout the Valley, the wines length of flavour and elegant overall structure serves to reinforce the Clare Valleys enviable reputation for premium Riesling.

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About Leasingham:

Originally there were four pioneers : J.H. (Joseph) Knappstein, a merchant, Dr O. Wein-Smith, a medical practitioner of Clare, Magnus Badger, a solicitor, and John Cristion, who was a brewer of note. Alfred Basedow was employed as a General Manager and Winemaker, having learned the craft of winemaking in Europe. The name Stanley was chosen to identify the company with the local electoral district of Stanley. By 1912, Joseph Knappstein, one of the most enterprising men of his time in South Australia, had bought out the interests of the other three founders and gained control of the company.

The Leasingham winery was acquired by The Hardy Wine Company in January 1988, when a major upgrade of vineyards, winery, tourism and promotional facilities was begun. Subsequently that year the Clarevale Co-operative was integrated giving access to further premium fruit. Today the name Leasingham is reserved for premium wines only. The Stanley name continues on a range of wine casks produced at the Buronga winery