There aren’t many table wines that you can (mostly) confidently drink at 19 years of age. Dry rieslings from the Eden Valley and Clare Valley are such wines, and probably deserve more credit than they get. The 1994 “Leonay” riesling from Leo Buring is made from Eden Valley fruit, and 1994 was a good vintage in the region. Golden in colour, the 1994 vintage of Leo Buring’s Leonay riesling opens to aromatics of oily lemon, talc, a touch of stone, and even some suggestion of candied lemon. The palate is dry, the acidity firm but not hard and the finish is towards long. On the palate, there are expressions of stone, lemon and some flavour intensity that appears ostensibly delicate while cloaking a brooding power. Overall, the 1994 is a good to very good quality wine due to its length and restrained power and is currently in its drinking prime. Good to Very Good
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