There is now no doubt that Frankland Estate belongs in the highest echelon of wine producers in Australia. This top-performing winery isn’t just maintaining its standards, they’re seemingly improving with each subsequent vintage. The 2020 Rieslings are riveting, with stunning flavour intensity. You might prefer the Isolation Ridge for its punch and linear qualities, or the Poison Hill for more of a textural example - either way you can't go wrong. We were also blown away by the 2019 Syrahs, which are undoubtedly among the finest we’ve tasted here, and some of the most enjoyable and sophisticated you will find on the market. The move to larger oak format allows the purity of fruit, and all those cool-climate aromatics to shine - these wines are divine. Stock is very limited, please get in quickly to avoid disappointment.
A NOTE ON THE 2020 VINTAGE
‘Intensity of flavour’ is what springs to mind from the 2020 harvest; a dry year that resulted in very low crop levels. Some crop losses occurred during the vulnerable flowering period in spring, but the 30% reduction in yields overall was largely due to the dry conditions of the year, resulting in smaller berries and bunches. Vineyard expression was paramount as always, and was achieved through delicate handling of the fruit in the winery.
"Strong lime and citrus blossom aromas, very pure, quite foggy but perfumed approach. Succulent and delicious, straight up. Lime juice, green apple, a lick of barely there grapefruit pithy here. Tangerine to finish. And minerally. Strong minerally finish, indeed. Tickles with its detail, filigree and stippled texture at once. Magic wine." - 95 points, Mike Bennie, WineFront
“Superb, energetic, taut and very complex white wine. Scents of ozone and green apple, fennel and talc. Beautiful Perfume that reflects perfectly into flavours in the palate a shimmering, glassy and tense feel drawn long and to a powdery, lightly puckering and, again, talk-like finish. Epic.” - 96 Points, Mike Bennie, WineFront
“Bright, deep purple colour, with a fresh and spicy aroma of cool-grown shiraz, the fruit doing all of the talking. White pepper, blue fruits, violets, dried herbs. The wine is elegant but full bodied, the tannins tightly coiled and supple, a gloriously aromatic, elegant cool-grown Shiraz.” - 95 Points. Huon Hooke, The Real Review
"With striking clarity and purity, this is the sort of Riesling you can get lost in, merely by breathing in the aromas of fresh sliced limes, white peaches and grapefruit, as well as nuances of white flowers, gun flint and spice. The palate has a similarly complete and composed style, leading you along with pristine lime, apple, white-peach and fresh-pear flavours. Long and effortless, this is all so pleasurable. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." - 96 points. Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
Syrah 92%, Viognier 5%, Mourvèdre 3%
“Deep, bright purple/red colour, the bouquet shows violets, cranberry and blueberry, with meaty spicy overtones, and a note of bunchy ‘forest floor’ adding interest. The wine is very intense, full-bodied but elegantly styled, with tremendous length and balance. Wow, this is impressive cool-climate shiraz; spicy but ripe and powerful in its relatively understated way.” - 97 Points. Huon Hooke, The Real Review
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