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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Leasingham Bin 7 Riesling 2006
Leasingham Bin 7 Riesling 2006
(search item no. 93377)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 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:

Pale straw with green hues and brilliant clarity, this Bin 7 Riesling exhibits lifted spicy aromas of kaffir lime and spice. The palate is very fine, tight and concentrated with fleshy citrus fruit, mouthwatering acidity and a long crisp finish. Exhibiting balanced texture and layers of fruit flavor.

A perfect match with freshly shucked oysters or whole baked fish.

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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