Sunday, May 19, 2013

2002 Leasingham Bin 7 Riesling (Clare Valley)

This wine had been sitting in the cellar for a while. I have a feeling it was part of a 6 pack offer for subscribing to the Winefront ( back in about 2006. How time flies . . . 

Put simply, a beautiful aged riesling. It still shows vibrant citrus fruit and acidity, but age has softened the wine, producing some honeyed richness as well. It drinks beautifully, with a great persistence of flavour. Displaying talc and florals, a hint of kero, there is also some pebble stone minerality. Over the course of a few days it actually improved, and my score continued to climb, so I would suggest its peak is still a few years away, though there's nothing to stop you drinking it now. Of course under screwcap you can continue to age this with confidence. Another stellar riesling from this much lauded Clare Valley vintage.

Rated: 4.5 stars
Drink: 2013-2017


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