"Approachable, no doubting its capacity to age, but hard to imagine it looking better than it does now." 93pts - Nick Butler - The Real Review
This wine was made from 100% Riesling grown in family’s estate vineyards. A selection of small ferments was made from parcels of fruit harvested in some younger vines planted in 2006 on a high ironstone rocky ridge in the ironstone “coffee rock” - the classic soil from the Frankland Estate property. This combines with some of Frankland Estate’s original parcels of Riesling planted in 1988.
"This is an excellent estate Riesling, boasting ripeness and with that, the sort of succulent fruit that the Australian obsession with pH/acidity seldom facilitates. Talc, bath salts and grapefruit pulp, sure. The usual. Tingly. Jittering with energy. Yet the streamlined juiciness, pulling the saliva across the mouth while instigating thirst and hunger, is the sign of a versatile, food-friendly wine. Excellent. Drinks like a Feinherb German." 94pts - Ned Goodwin - Wine Companion
"White peaches and citrus blossoms, an open and complex nose. Palate-weight is matched with lemony acidity - ripe, and driven at once. Approachable, no doubting its capacity to age, but hard to imagine it looking better than it does now." 93pts - Nick Butler - The Real Review
"This does plenty. It’s fresh and cool but gently sweet but not and shows citrus and florals but also stone fruit and green mango. Got it? Licks at the palate with zesty acidity but feels thirst-quenching and almost slightly like great tonic water. It feels neat and tidy in the palate, trim, very vibrant, and all up just darn awesome." 93pts - Mike Bennie - WineFront