Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2010
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.
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...
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.