Castle Rock Porongurup Riesling 2018

Castle Rock Porongurup Riesling 2018

Great Southern, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    11.5%

Castle Rock is situated in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, with a reputation for exceptional Rieslings that are elegant in their youth and develop complexity and further palate weight with age. This 2018 Castle Rock Porongurup Riesling is the 32nd vintage of this wine, which has now established itself among Australia's truly great Rieslings.

"96 Points. This has become Castle Rock's top tier in the wake of the introduction of Skywalk Riesling. This wine is right up there in the gods of Porongurup, long, intense and precise, the balance perfect. Mature vines and Rob Diletti's skills make a potent combination. Price when Tasted: $25.00 Date when Tasted: 10 Sep 2018 Alcohol: 11.5 % Drink By: 2032 Closure: Screwcap" - James Halliday,

"95 Points. Porongurup Riesling. Perfumed on the nose, powerful on the palate, long on the finish. In excellent form. Slate, lemon, fennel and lime blossoms. Ripper. Tasted: Dec18 Alcohol: 11.5% Price: $25 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2028+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Named after a prominent nearby landmark, Castle Rock Estate is nestled on the eastern slopes of the Porongurup mountains. Angelo and Wendy Diletti first planted vineyards in 1983, releasing the first vintage riesling in 1986.

The vineyard is situated 40km north east of Albany and 30km south east of Mount Barker, on a cool and elevated northerly aspect. This results in well ripened cool climate varieties producing intensely flavoured wines.
Western Australia
Great Southern
Colour: A light and pale colour with green hues.

Bouquet: Intense lime juice backed by a delicate fragrance of orange blossom and lavender giving a bouquet that is zesty and fresh, yet also of great depth.

Palate: The feature of the palate is the tightly wound structure that is enveloped by beautiful rich lime juice fruit characters. This fruit richness provides the generosity and succulence that is so appealing as a young wine. The core of natural acidity creates that great structure, finesse and length for the wine. The balance between the fruit generosity and tight acid structure is the hallmark of Castle Rock Rieslings. Lively, crisp and with an attractive delicacy now, this wine will blossom with age for at least fifteen years.

FOOD ACCOMPANIMENT: Ideal aperitif wine, will also accompany fish, delicate crustacean and mild Asian dishes.

CELLARING POTENTIAL: Excellent ageing potential. It will continue to improve through its first year and then plateau, should drink well for at least 15 years.

Harvest Date: 23rd March 2018

Bottling Date: 14th June 2018

Alc: 11.5%

pH: 2.95

T.A.: 7.9g/L

Residual sugar: 0.8g/L

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