Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2014’s telltale limey intensity has made it an Australian icon, and one of the world’s most famous Rieslings. Cellar-worthy and built for fine Thai cuisine.
Western Australia’s Leeuwin (pronounced Loo-win) Chardonnay is justly famous (it has edged close to a perfect 100 point score), but in Australia the Riesling has an even more fanatical following. Bone dry and super-minerally, its telltale limey intensity has made it an Australian icon and one of the world’s most famous Rieslings. Grapefruit citrus merges with the lime zest, as well as eucalyptus, honey and toast. There is a high-wire act of tension between fruit and acidity that is electrifying in the mouth. Leeuwin’s Riesling is renowned for its ability to age, and this youngster is good for another two decades. Absolutely delicious with smoked salmon or fresh oysters, and a very special partner to fine Thai cuisine.