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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2006
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2006
(search item no. 99301)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A wine of brilliant clarity. Color is a very pale straw with green tinges. The nose shows lifted aromas of citrus blossom, honeysuckle, and lime mixed with a mineral edge, which are indicators of an excellent wine. Displaying classic Riesling flavors of lemon and lime, the palate enjoys great intensity and depth of flavor. The exceptional length finishes with a clean and crisp acidity. This style of wine particularly lends itself to be enjoyed with freshly shucked oysters and Asian 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.