FRANKLAND ESTATE 'ISOLATION RIDGE' RIESLING 2018

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James Suckling
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Huon Hooke
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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Gary Walsh
  • Certified Organic
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FERI201811 UCAU
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Framed organically (certified) contributing to this consistently being ranked among the best in Australia. The wine leaps out of the glass with perfumed white citrus florals, spice and grapefruit. A real generosity and poise on the palate. Ripe juicy limes upfront, with a crisp acidity that carries the fruit all the way into a long saline, mineral finish. Elegant yet powerful, it builds layers in the mouth as the wine opens up. Consistent with the now well-established Isolation Ridge style this wine reflects both the low-yielding, dry growing conditions of this site.
Framed organically (certified) contributing to this consistently being ranked among the best in Australia. The wine leaps out of the glass with perfumed white citrus florals, spice and grapefruit. A real generosity and poise on the palate. Ripe juicy limes upfront, with a crisp acidity that carries the fruit all the way into a long saline, mineral finish. Elegant yet powerful, it builds layers in the mouth as the wine opens up. Consistent with the now well-established Isolation Ridge style this wine reflects both the low-yielding, dry growing conditions of this site.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

James Suckling

OMG. Incredible complexity on the nose with crushed-stone, slate and lemon character. Some nutmeg and white pepper, too. Full-bodied with a crunchy and creamy palate that highlights the bitter-lemon and mineral flavors. Very, very long. Organic wine. Drink now.

96 / 100

Huon Hooke

Pale yellow hue. Gorgeous aromas of frangipani, a myriad flowers and fresh herbs: a truly glorious aroma. Very intense and bright in the mouth, with vibrant fruit and acidity combining seamlessly. A very intense, expressive, refined, tautly focused riesling of high quality. It's lovely now and will age superbly.

95 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

The inference is that the wine is machine-harvested, no shame about this, the must pressed quickly on arrival at the winery. This is a lovely young wine, with enough showing to entice you to open a bottle forthwith. Lemon/lime citrus flavours are spread out on a network of lively acidity that provides the length for the palate to dream on.

95 / 100

Gary Walsh

Such tension and energy here, and it feels kind of ‘Germanic’ in its intensity and drive. Wooly jumper/smoke, green apple, lime, crushed fennel and dried flowers. It’s dry, flinty and very crunchy, the bite of Granny Smith apple, with a lavender perfume, intense acidity, and chalky feel marks it out as a compelling wine. And the length. It’s sure to age beautifully.