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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2004
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2004
(search item no. 85446)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $19.99

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
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A very well balanced and dry palate, finishing clean and long with lingering sweet citrus fruit, but delicate in structure. Superb drinking now, but with medium ageing potential. An ideal accompaniment to seafood dishes.

Background The Art Series represents Leeuwin's finest wines from each vintage. The fruit for the Art Series is sourced from the oldest vines on the property and undergo rigorous selection process prior to picking. The labels are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists.

Leeuwin now has a collection of more than 100 works of art, which adorn the 'Art Series' labels. The famous 'Frogs in Riesling' have featured on the Leeuwin riesling since the earliest vintages in the 1980's. Wine and Spirits Magazine considers this wine to be 'consistently one of the best rieslings from Australia.'

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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.