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2015 Frankland Estate Poison Hill Riesling

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RRP $49.50 per bottle

Our Price $49.50

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$594.00 (12 x 750ml)

expert reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2013 Vintage) says
White clay soils make for generous flavour concentration, framed in refreshingly low alcohol, layered with kaffir lime, nashi pear and a hint of guava. This is a delightfully textured, finely structured riesling of pronounced, mouth-filling chalk mineral texture, lingering with great persistence and finely integrated acidity. Very youthful and backward a year after vintage, this is one of the greatest, most textural and most elegant releases for Poison Hill yet.
To 2028
Wine Taste Weekly
95
Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
It starts with the aroma of rose petal and talc. Lovely texture with rose and apple in superb proportions, fruit complexity and length with the lift off the back palate of rose petal and apple spice that lingers long and enticing. The acid length that defines this wine is subtle and detailed. Another fine wine from this reliable team.
2029
Rob Geddes MW
93
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2022
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
93
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Austere, mineral and finely balanced, this lean and focused riesling has a pure fragrance of lemon rind, apple, pear and lime juice lifted by scents of white flowers and a hint of chalkiness. Piercingly fresh, it's long, taut and steely, with a pure, even length of fruit supported by a fine powdery spine and punctuated by a brisk cut of nervy acidity.
2020-2024+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
95
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
92
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A complex, edgy and rather adventurous riesling that pushes the Australian envelope for this variety. Lifted by scents of flowers and acacia, it reveals a zesty bouquet of lemon sherbet, white peach, paw paw and guava. Streamlined towards an austere, steely finish of crunchy acids, its intense, juicy expression of citrusy fruit is underpinned by a slatey texture, finishing with length and crispness.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
93
Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
Rose petal riesling floral aromas in youth talc ladies bath powder and lime lemon in other years. Musk confectionery part of the wine's ageing flavours. Lower alcohol has not sacrificed flavour in 2011.
Rob Geddes MW
90
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
This tastes like poison. The hill, that is. An accurate reflection of its vineyard, with the concentration and generosity of its white clay soils, spicy kaffir lime and green pepper fruit, chalky minerality and even an impression of seaspray.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Perfumed and open in personality with Meyer lemon, ginger and musk on show; the palate reveals fleshy, soft and inviting fruit, with a slight exotic candied zest appeal; accessible, but will age with grace.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A Europe-inspired charmer whose soft, generous presence of rich fruit flavour and complexity is enhanced by a fine, slatey texture and a savoury finish. Rather pungent and spicy, its creamy, wild and faintly meaty bouquet of apricots, peaches and cinnamon is lifted with a wild floral scent. Long and luscious, with Alsatian aspirations, it's tangy and richly fruited, finishing with a modest sweetness countered by fresh acids and fine phenolics.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
92
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Rose petal riesling floral aromas in youth talc ladies bath powder and lime lemon in other years. Musk confectionery part of the wine's ageing flavours. Lower alcohol has not sacrificed flavour in 2011.
Rob Geddes MW
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Incredible rose petal riesling floral aromas in youth, talc, ladies’ bath powder. Musk confectionery part of the wine’s ageing flavours.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
An unforgettable wine. I had to check the label to ensure I was not tasting a classic from Pichler! A musky and slightly meaty perfume of stonefruit, minerals, white flowers, cloves and light cheesy, leesy undertones precedes a sumptuous, round and beautifully fruited palate of elegance, shape and refinement. Long and shapely, it's saturated with intense stonefruit with citrusy undertones, building towards a mouthfilling crescendo of flavour and finishing essentially quite dry, but with a deftly measured touch of sweetness.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
97
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Incredible rose petal riesling floral aromas in youth, talc, ladies' bath powder. Musk confectionery part of the wine's ageing flavours.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A little more Germanic in style, with talc, and river stone character coming to the fore; the palate offers an intriguing combination of apple, lemon and some slightly riper more exotic fruit character; the finish is fine and very long, and exhibits distinguished line
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
More weight and citrus fruits on the very long and textured mineral finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Very dry and tightly focused, this piercingly intense riesling delivers almost essential lime juice and lemony fruit whose pristine flavour extends down its fine, razor-sharp palate, before finishing with a sherbet-like minerality. Just lacks the length of fruit for an even higher rating.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
92
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Incredible rose petal riesling floral aromas in youth, talc, ladies’ bath powder. Musk confectionery part of the wine’s ageing flavours.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Different from the other Frankland Estate releases; distinctly spicy nuances; the most elegant, lighter-bodied and crisper wine, with apple and citrus; subliminal sweetness in Germanic style.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
95
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Taut, sculpted and pleasingly textured with a mineral, chalky palate punctuated by a rather brittle acidity, it's scented with lifted floral qualities, white peach and suggestions of apricot. There's an attractively handled reductive aspect beneath its lean and shapely palate, whose piercing lime juice, lemon and stonefruit flavours finish with a hint of residual sugar.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
94
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Incredible rose petal riesling floral aromas in youth, talc, ladies’ bath powder. Musk confectionery part of the wine’s ageing flavours.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Flowery bouquet; passionfruit and tropical flavours; the most elegant of the '05 Rieslings, but no shrinking violet.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
An unusually complex, meaty and heavily worked reisling whose zesty apple, lime and lemon fruit has a mineral, bath powder-like aspect and whose finish is not merely savoury and reductive, but borders on bitter. That said, the wine's rose petal perfume, slatey texture and overt wild complexity are by no means without interest and individual charm.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
More open, with some tropical fruit aromas; the palate follows suit with soft, tropical fruit. Late-picked style with some alcohol sweetness.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Funky, reductive and very evolved, its brassy aromas of citrus and melon reveal pungent leesy undertones. Round and juicy tending to fatness, it's firm and phenolic with a sweet, oily coarseness suggestive of a stuck ferment. Lacking length of fruit this is an adventurous but confectionary riesling.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
86
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the bouquet is quite aromatic yet firm, with slate and hints of spice, but the palate heads off in a different direction, softer and shorter, without the length or intensity of the Isolation Ridge or Cooladerra wines.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
89