09 Jul 2018
Frankland Estate Poison
Not that long ago we did a feature on the 2013 Frankland Estate Netley Road Riesling with great success.
As previously stated, Frankland Estate makes some of Australia's and the world's finest Riesling, usually in a dry style, with their single vineyard offerings being exceptional year in and year out. Proprietor Hunter Smith is a real gentleman and exudes passion for what he does. We are fortunate enough to have tasted with Hunter several times on his trips to the USA, and we are always impressed.
We have just come across a limited offering of the 2015 Frankland Estate Poison Hill Riesling 2015 that should raise a few eyebrows as it was awarded a 97 pts James Halliday, Australia’s favorite wine guru. In these days of high wine scores it is easy to become jaded by all the good press surrounding wine, but 97 is high enough that it should make people take notice. The Poison Hill vineyard is located on a site rejected by cows due to the weeds growing there that would upset the cows stomachs.
This wine is a bit different than almost all Frankland Estate single vineyard Riesling that we have tried in the past as this is a little softer in the palate with gentle sweetness, with an undercurrent of countering acidity that all Frankland Estate Rieslings possess, giving it spine, reminding of a really well made German Kabinett, but with way more going on. We would normally sell this for around $27 but now can offer it for $19.99 a bottle and $17.99 on a six bottle or more purchase. People pay a lot of money and get very geeky about German Rieslings done in the Kabinett style. That is exactly what we have here, with the big scores and the discount pricing. This is quite delicious and should hold up well for a good number of years. Stocks are very limited so as always first come first served.
Posted by Oliver 00:00:00