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2015 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling

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2015 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling

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Tyson Stelzer (2013 Vintage) says
Isolation Ridge is Western Australia’s finest riesling, and 2013 is one of its greatest vintages yet, a wine of crystalline purity and scintillating minerality. Breathtakingly pristine aromas of lime drops, lime blossom and granny smith apples introduce a palate of impressive lime and green apple fruit concentration. It’s light on its feet yet confidently poised, framed in achingly delicate structure of fine, mineral mouth feel. The finish lingers long and lively with beautifully fragrant lift.
2013-2014 or 2018-2028
Wine Taste Weekly
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; as ever, a distinguished Riesling with its interwoven display of lime, apple and mineral that opens on the bouquet and expands along the length of the palate and its long, lazily uncoiling aftertaste.
To 2027
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Likely to age into a more mineral and savoury style, with underlying smoky, almost meaty complexity, this world class riesling reveals a chalky fragrance of pear, apple, lime juice and lemon rind. Taut and focused, its exceptional length of pristine varietal flavour is underpinned by a fine schisty backbone. Wrapped in a racy, nervy acidity, it finishes with lingering notes of citrus and stonefruit.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Isolation Ridge is one of the most revered names in riesling from the west, a vineyard of effortless balance and a definitive mineral signature. The 2011 vintage possesses a sensational palate poise; energetic, sprightly and driven by acidity that tingles on the tongue like sherbet. It carries precise focus of kaffir lime, crunchy pear, granny smith and white pepper fruit, while an air of pink lady apple brings an allure of immediacy and approachability.
Wine Taste - Edition 58
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
One of Australia s top-performing riesling wines, this offers a beautifully intense and complex nose on the basis of complete ripeness and pristine, stony, fragrant minerals, lovely lime and grapefruit here, really intense. The palate has terrific, tubular shape with acidity lighting the way, and cool lime citrus flavour tingles deep through the finish. Greatness here.
Good Wine Guide
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Beautifully measured and presented, this faintly off-dry riesling marries freshness, brightness and intensity with length and mouthfeel. Its faintly mineral perfume of pear, apple and lime opens with a scent of white flowers. Long and creamy, with juicy fruit underpinned by a fine chalkiness and brought into focus by a finely balanced acidity, it finishes with a lingering impression of fruit, texture and balance.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
A touch of reduction on opening, giving way to crystalline minerality, fresh-cut lemon and talc; dry and uncompromising laser-like acidity provides great energy, drive and length; purity is the key, with the hallmarks evident of another classic Isolation Ridge.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Long, elegant and austere, with drive, minerality and a sculpted, steely austerity. A penetrative mineral fragrance of lime juice, lavender and white flowers reveals earthy undertones. Backed by a fine, powdery undercarriage, its crystalline flavours of lemon and lime drive long down the palate, finishing with length, brightness, a tangy acidity and a carefully metered hint of sweetness.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This, from the original vineyard established in 1988, is one heck of a riesling! Rippling with power and intensity, it sports lime juice and savoury spice aromas, stock in trade for this isolated outcrop of vines. The palate is precise, filled with pristine freshly squeezed lime juice flavour and innate terroir-driven minerally complexity, richly flavoured and tautly structured, full of nerve and power.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008

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