The “Art Series” represents Leeuwin’s finest wines from each vintage. The winemakers have always selected the optimum fruit, transforming it into Leeuwin’s highest quality and age-worthy wines. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian Artists.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
“Leeuwin has stuck with its riesling despite suggestions Margaret River is not a riesling domain and it continues to pump some terrific wine with this variety. This one is a striking mix of bath salts and floral notes on the nose with a little subdued stone fruit. The palate displays a fine minerally edge with those light citrus tones working well and creating a degree of palate tension with the fine crisp acid. There is a real purity on this vintage which ranks with some of the best for this variety at Leeuwin.”Rating 92 - Ray Jordan, Wine of the Week - The West Australia, 9 May 2013
" Leeuwin Estate, one of Western Australia's best producers, is known for their stunning Artist Series Chardonnays. Well, they now are also known for their Art Series Rieslings, judging by this stellar wine. Dry and stony, the citrus tinged finish lingers seemingly forever. Clean and pure, it cuts this summer's heat and humidity, but would be equally welcome accompanying spicy Asian dishes in the fall."Rating 92 - Michael Apstein, winereviewonline.com, July 14 2013
"Pale colour; ripe Meyer lemons are evident on the bouquet with a touch of coriander and straw; the palate is fleshy, generous and forward, and whilst the finish is dry and chalky, will offer its best drinking in its youth."90 points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014
“Bright straw. Lively, mineral-accented aromas of citrus zest, white flowers and candied ginger. Vibrant and precise, offering incisive lime and green apple flavors that put on weight with air. Richer on the very long finish, with its clinging notes of pear and melon.”91 points - Josh Raynolds, The International Wine Cellar, July/August 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
The bouquet shows fragrant and bright notes of lime blossom and cut lemon greet the nose, and are met with underlying hints of kaffir lime leaf and subtle spice.
The palate is taut and focused offering lively lemon curd, lime pith and floral notes. Racy acidity defines the palate and provides great drive. These elements are woven together with a mineral finish.