2022 Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Riesling Margaret River
Winemaker Notes: Lively and fragrant, amongst chamomile, kaffir lime leaf, Thai basil and ganagal, there is a bursting array of finger limes, lemon sherbet and grapefruit zest. Subtleties of ocean spray, samphire and petrichor. The palate is vibrant and racy, outlined again by a solid core of the citrus spectrum. Energy is revealed through a laced natural acid corridor, almost possessing a quartz-like tactile feel. The shape and frame is fine, elegant and long. Nuances of saltbush and coriander seed through the mid-palate generate unassuming complexity.
James Suckling - "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."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "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."