FRANKLAND ESTATE 'POISON HILL' RIESLING 2017

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James Suckling
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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Huon Hooke
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FERI201712 UCAU
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A complex, alluringly perfumed, silky textured wine. Aromas of lavender, rose petal and jasmine green tea are complemented by hints of spice and chalky-talc notes. The nose leads into a soft, elegant yet flavoursome palate. A luxurious wine with a taughtness on the palate giving it real focus, it is distinguished by a pronounced juicy citrus tone and underlying talc/quartz-like minerality. The finely textured acidity provides a sensous mouthcoating of expressive fruit; think funky tropical, making this a charmingly complex wine. The undeniable balance and poise of this wine will allow for long term cellaring.
A complex, alluringly perfumed, silky textured wine. Aromas of lavender, rose petal and jasmine green tea are complemented by hints of spice and chalky-talc notes. The nose leads into a soft, elegant yet flavoursome palate. A luxurious wine with a taughtness on the palate giving it real focus, it is distinguished by a pronounced juicy citrus tone and underlying talc/quartz-like minerality. The finely textured acidity provides a sensous mouthcoating of expressive fruit; think funky tropical, making this a charmingly complex wine. The undeniable balance and poise of this wine will allow for long term cellaring.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

James Suckling

Terrific fragrant allure such as stony, flinty, spicy and rocky aromas here. This is exotic and stunning. The palate has elegance and finesse delivered with power. Long flavors of citrus, white nectarines and some green mangoes. A superb wine. Drink or hold.

96 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

Imbued with distinctive minerally personality of this estate's Rieslings, and chock-full of classic varietal expression. The aromas and flavours have an overarching citrus theme; grapefruit, lime juice, the flowers of a Meyer lemon, the zest of a ripe mandarin. Tight and textured, the tingly acidity holds the line along the palate and drives through the finish.

95 / 100

Huon Hooke

Light to mid-yellow colour, with a lemon pith, crushed lime leaf aroma. The wine is very intense and quite rich on the palate, with little grip and a faint broadness. It's a good foil for the Isolation Ridge wine. The balance is near enough to dry. Very good potential.