Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2010

Riesling from Margaret River, Australia

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Item No. 120119
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
  • ST90
  • JH90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • JH89
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2010 Riesling has bright straw green in color, with concentrated aromas of freshly cut limes, jasmine and subtle sweet spice on the nose. The palate displays ripe grapefruit, citrus and musk flavors, merging into strong lime intensity on the finish. Held together by a core of crisp acidity, the finish is typically dry and clean.

Critical Acclaim

"Coming from estate grown vineyards planted from 1972, the 2010 Art Series Riesling gives intense notes of ripe pears, fresh peaches and granny smith apples with a spicy undercurrent and just a hint of honeysuckle. Crisp, dry and well balanced, it gives plenty of mid-palate stone fruit and apple flavors on the light to medium bodied palate leading to a long finish. Drinking now, it should cellar to 2017."
90 Points

"Light yellow. High-pitched aromas of lime, lemongrass, quinine and chalk dust, with a pear skin nuance in the background. Fleshy and smooth on entry, then firmer in the mid-palate, with lively orchard fruit and citrus pith flavors showing a refreshingly bitter edge. Closes on a firm, dusty note, with lingering florality. This is delicious now..."
90 Points

"Light straw-green; an ever-reliable riesling that has legions of admirers in a national climate lukewarm about the variety; the only problems with the wine is that it sells out so quickly."
90 Points

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debparr - Friendship, WI (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/14/2013)
A very nice example of a typical Riesling, just leans a bit too sweet for my palate. Beautiful bouquet and pretty legs on the glass. Nice choice if you enjoy this varietal.
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Learn About Leeuwin Estate Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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