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Frankland Estate Riesling 2018

Consistent with the now well-established Rieslings produced by Frankland Estate this wine displays the balance of pristine fruit flavours and laser-like acidity resulting in an exceptional wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared with confidence.

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SKU: FranklandEstateRiesling2018
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A very crystalline riesling on the nose with hints of white citrus flower and blossom. The soft and delicate approach builds with a combination of lime and bath salts. Delicate crystalline flavours on the palate show a dry precise riesling with texture, spice and delicate acidity that give the wine focus and fantastic length. Consistent with the now well-established Rieslings from Frankland Estate this wine displays the balance of pristine fruit flavours and laser-like acidity, medalled with generosity of fruit, resulting in an exceptional wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared with the confidence it will continue to develop further complexity over the next 10 years. A wet and cold winter in 2016 prolonged budburst, further cold weather restricted vine vigour for the first month from bud burst. Flowering was some two weeks behind average. Cool and typically dry conditions continued from November right through to harvest. The cooler summer meant harvest was delayed by up to two weeks later than average. The season resulted in an outstanding riesling harvest. Riesling was harvested 20th March until 18th April.
Vineyard Notes
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” that is classic soil from the property at Frankland Estate. This combines with some of Frankland Estate’s original parcels of riesling planted in 1988.
Winemaker Notes
Grapes are pressed immediately on arrival at the winery with the juice left to settle in tank over night before being racked. The wine was then fermented in stainless steel tanks at relatively low temperatures (less than 14 deg C) over 4-6 weeks with minimal intervention from our winemakers in order to obtain the purest expression of the pristine, organically grown fruit. The wine was then left on its fermentation lees prior to bottling.
Product Reviews
Vintage 2017 - Toni Paterson, www.therealreview.com's Gravatar
Vintage 2017 - Toni Paterson, www.therealreview.com
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(14/09/2017 at 2:17 PM)
“Extraordinary scented aromas of fresh lemon juice and bath salts. The palate is rounded and soft, with good weight and integrated acidity. The approachable nature of this wine makes it both inviting and engaging. Highly enjoyable.” 92 pts

Vintage 2017 - Mike Bennie, Gourmet Traveller Wine's Gravatar
Vintage 2017 - Mike Bennie, Gourmet Traveller Wine
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(05/01/2018 at 4:41 PM)
"For an estate-wide expression, 2017 Frankland Estate Riesling offers quality and value hand-in-hand. It's a limey, bright riesling of zingy acidity and crunchy texture. The perfume is voluminous in Thai spice, mixed citrus character and dried apple scents. The palate is bracing with its citrus tang, but finishes with a pool of gently sweet, mouth-filling fruitiness. It's one of those summery whites that is best suited to a deep chill and consumed while your legs are dangling in a swimming pool."

Vintage 2017 - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate's Gravatar
Vintage 2017 - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
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(25/01/2018 at 4:32 PM)
"Scents of lime blosson and orange sherbet practically erupt from the glass. The exuberant 2017 Riesling is medium-bodied with slightly rounded edges and hints at red berries to go along with all of the expected citrus and green apple notes. It's approachable now but should continue to drink well for a decade or more." 91 pts

Vintage 2017 - Ray Jordan's Gravatar
Vintage 2017 - Ray Jordan
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(23/02/2018 at 11:48 AM)
"This Frankland riesling comes packing plenty of penetrating palate intensity. Has a little lemon and orange rind on the nose, with some nice spices and bath salts characters. Clean and crisp extended finish." 92 pts

Vintage 2017 - Huon Hooke, The Real Review May 2018's Gravatar
Vintage 2017 - Huon Hooke, The Real Review May 2018
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(21/06/2018 at 11:36 AM)
"Pale colour and a fresh Kaffir lime leaf and subtly tropical fruit aroma - passionfruity. The palate is juicy and orange-citrusy with again a twist of passionfruit. Delicious soft fruit and a smidgin of sweetness. Quite good intensity and purity of fruit. Lovely drinking." 93 pts

Vintage 2017 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front's Gravatar
Vintage 2017 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
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(28/06/2018 at 12:32 PM)
"Purity is the name of the game here. Intensity too. This strikes the nail square on. Lime juice, lime rind, bath salts, musk and mineral. It builds up a juicy head of flavour. It will age well but it's lovely to drink right now." 91 pts

Vintage 2017 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2019's Gravatar
Vintage 2017 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2019
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(03/08/2018 at 12:14 PM)
"Some colour development, but not alarming. A wine of impeccable bloodlines and breeding, not a hair out of place, nor a crease in its clothing. The young rieslings from all parts of Great Southern are a pleasure to do business with. Citrus, apple and silvery acidity are as refreshing as they are cleansing." 95 pts

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