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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2009
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2009
(search item no. 112516)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $17.29

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
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
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

wine of brilliant clarity, which has a very pale straw color with lime green tinges. The nose shows lifted aromas of citrus blossom, green apple, lime and quince mixed with a mineral edge. A wine of exceptional length, the palate displays classic Rieslings flavors of lime, grapefruit and green apple. The palate finishes with clean crisp succulent acidity.
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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.