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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2001
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2001
(search item no. 52940)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2013 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour is straw with hints of green.

The nose has classic fragrant citrus blossom aromas with real depth of fruit and underlying pear and spicy citrus notes evident. A very well balanced and full palate finishing clean and long with lingering sweet citrus fruit, but delicate in structure.

Superb drinking now, but with great aging potential. An ideal accompaniment to seafood dishes.

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About Leeuwin Estate:

After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Esate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as a consultant and mentor. The initial vineyards were planted by hand over a five year period from 1975, with the state-of-the-art winery opened in 1978. In 1979, Leeuwin Estate had their first commercial vintage. Today, Leeuwin Estate maintains a team of highly-skilled and dedicated winemakers, under the direction of two generations of the founding family, exporting to over 30 countries.