Castle Rock Estate Riesling 2016 (museum release)

$35.00

AWARDS

95 Points, The Real Review, April 2020
94 Points,
Huon Hooke
93 Points, The Winefront, Mike Bennie

ASSESSMENT

Colour: Pale and vibrant yellow, maintaining its youthful green hues..

Bouquet: With a number of years maturation, there is youthful intensity with lime juice backed by a delicate fragrance of orange blossom and dried herbs giving a bouquet that is zesty and fresh, with great depth.

Palate: The feature of the palate is the tightly wound structure that is enveloped by beautiful rich lime and ripe lemon essence. This fruit richness provides the generosity and succulence that is so appealing, and that will continue to evolve with further cellaring. 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, with lovely citrus energy defying its age. It maintains its attractive delicacy and, whilst having a number of years’ maturation will continue to blossom with age up to 2030 and beyond. 

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 another ten years (to 2030) and beyond.

Harvest Date: 3rd March 2016
Bottling Date: - 15th March 2016
Alc: 11.5%
pH: 3.05
T.A.: 7.4 g/L
Residual sugar: 1.4 g/L


AWARDS & ACCOLADES

95 Points  "Pale and bright yellow colour with (still) green edges. Aromas verdant: lime juice and zest, dried green herbs. A riper lemon essence character weaves through the palate, despite its low alcohol. So much latent citrus energy. Deceptive in its early charms. A stunning riesling; laser-like and tensile."  The Real Review, Nick Butler, April 2020

94 Points  "Palish yellow-green hue. The palate is fresh and crisp, lime-leafy and fresh herby, with crisp dryness and mouth-puckering freshness. The lemony citrusy freshness is very intense and penetrating, and lasts long on the finish. Big finish and tremendous length." The Real Review, Huon Hooke.

93 Points  "... These wines always show such fine acidity. Poronogurups always known for citrus and tight acid profiles, though there are variations in site in the sub-region of course. Great views of the Stirling Ranges. Lemony tang! Floral notes, pure, whiffs of wet slate and struck flint. Palate is etched with fine acidity and cool citrus flow. It’s refreshing, edgy, lean and long, but has an approachability and drinkability that works so far in its favour. Great drinking." The Winefront, Mike Bennie