Original tasting and review : This is Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling, Margaret River, Australia, 2006, finished at 12% alcohol and first sampled 9 years from vintage date, in February, 2015. I sampled and enjoyed the 2005 vintage of this, but it was much younger at review time than this well-aged version.
In the glass: Clear with faint hints of yellow.
On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows sharp stainless steel, but with the edges mellowed by time. From the aroma, seems like this will still be tangy and bright.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact a citrusy-lemon blend of fruit, sharpening its Sweet-Tart sourness in the mid-palate and slowly fading as it gently grabs your cheeks. Seems to want a butter-based food to slice through.
In summary: Overall, rates a solid three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.
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