The Margaret River region of Western Australia is recognized as being one of the better places on the planet for producing exceptional wine. World class Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are part and parcel for its reputation of making some of the world’s finest in these respective categories. What you do not see much of is Riesling, with the one exception, Leeuwin Estate. Leeuwin is without a doubt one of Australia’s finest producers, and they do everything well, so why not Riesling? Australia makes some pretty compelling Riesling but the more recognized examples come mainly out of South Australia. In its native Australia the Leeuwin Art Series Riesling has cult following and it is easy to understand why. What seems to separate Leeuwin’s Art Series Riesling, from most of its peers, in particular those out of South Australia, is the wine’s aromatic profile which has more lift and pungency than all the others, while still retaining the requisite driving acidity and dry finish that we associate with almost all Aussie Riesling. The just released 2019 is another gorgeous expression of the varietal, keeping in form with the house style. Lifted with green apple and citrus, lemon and lime fruit aromatics that lead into a juicy palate of citrus expression that is almost irresistible. For lovers of Aussie Riesling this is another great example of why Leeuwin seems to have a knack of doing everything well. Their Riesling is always a great value and the new release continues this streak
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92 points James Suckling
A wealth of apples, pears and citrus fruit here with a fresh-herb edge that stamps the region in play. The palate has very tightly aligned, dry lemon and lime flavors, all so neatly locked in. No wonder this wine has a cult following! Drink or hold. Screw cap.
A fragrant and delicate nose that features cut lime, lemon and apple, combining with Kaffir leaf, Thai basil & lemongrass. Energy and vitality is at the forefront on the palate, finger limes is the thread with subtleties of lemon sherbet.