2022 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling, Margaret River, Western Australia – WA 92, JS 92

2022 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling, Margaret River, Western Australia – WA 92, JS 92

$19.95

Description

The wine is always so aromatic and delicious.  Dry and crisp with refreshingly citrus with unexpected minerality.  The label…..well, the label is just adorable!  Ribbet….Ribbet!

The “Ärt Series” represents Leeuwin’s most opulent and age worthy wines from each vintage. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian artists. – For the 2022 Artist Series Riesling the artist is Jim Cher.  100% Riesling.  12% Alcohol

Fragrant and delicate nose that features cut lime, lemon and apple, combining with Kaffir leaf, Thai basil, lemongrass, chia seeds and wet stone. The palate is crisp and bright with racy acidity and a fine mineral thread. Lemon pith and lime are present throughout with subtle texture and hints of sesame.

“Inviting aromas of fleshy peaches, apricots, white tea and subtle spice. Medium-bodied with silky texture. Subtle and nuanced with the nose continuing and expanding on the palate before gently trailing off at the finish. Minerals come out at the end”. – 92 points, James Suckling.com

“The 2022 Art Series Riesling leads with fleshy lime and green apple skins. There is always a presence of galangal/coriander/loquat, and that remains consistent this vintage. Tight and focused despite the warmer vintage, judicious picking has produced a wine that is interestingly lean, as well as fleshy. That’s a combination of the vintage, the region and the expression of the variety here in Margaret River. The phenolics are savory and curve through the fruit through the finish, keeping the wine tight and focused. Healthy canopies in the vineyard help to shade the fruit, retain natural acidity and promote the purity of fruit flavors in the finished wine. This is one of the very few Riesling vineyards in Margaret River, and it’s consistently expressive. The vines were planted in 1975/76.” – 92 points, Wine Advocate