A wealth of apples, pears and citrus fruit here with a fresh-herb edge that stamps the region in play. The palate has very tightly aligned, dry lemon and lime flavors, all so neatly locked in. No wonder this wine has a cult following!
Leeuwin's latest Riesling release is a bright and ultra-racy bottling. It opens with a lemony zing, accompanied by waxy lime leaf, fresh ginger and a touch of salty reduction. The palate is bone dry and chalky textured, with rapier acidity. This might be a tad on the lean and mean side for some American palates, but those acidity-loving Riesling lovers will dig it. Plus, it should cellar rather nicely.