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Frankland Estate Riesling Poison Hill 2014 750ml
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Frankland Estate Poison Hill Riesling 2014

Frankland - Australia

Professional Wine Reviews for Frankland Estate Poison Hill Riesling 2014

Rated 92 by Stephen Tanzer
Limpid yellow. Fresh, focused citrus fruit, jasmine and mineral aromas pick up a deeper suggestion of honey with air. Palate-staining Meyer lemon and bitter quinine flavors are given focus and cut by juicy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Nicely combines power and finesse and finishes stony, floral and very long, with a late subtle hint of smokiness.
Rated 92 by Robert Parker
Exuding notes of crushed rocks, lemon juice, honeysuckle and chopped herbs with a yeasty undercurrent, the 2014 Riesling Poison Hill is still youthfully tight-knit with great tension and intensity, finishing with persistent mineral and citrus notes.

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Varietal: Riesling

Riesling grapes are very rarely blended with others in the development of wines, and for good reason. These pale grapes which originated in the cool Rhine Valley of Germany are notable for their 'transparency' of flavor, which allows the characteristics of their terroir to shine through in wonderful ways. The result of this is a wine which carries a wide range of interesting flavors quite unlike those found in other white wines, finished off with the distinctively floral perfume Riesling supplies so well. Many wineries in Germany and elsewhere tend to harvest their Riesling grapes very late – often as late as January – in order to make the most of their natural sweetness. Other methods, such as encouraging the noble rot fungus, help the Riesling grape varietal present some truly unique and exciting flavors in the glass, and the variety of wines this varietal can produce mean it is one of the finest and most interesting available anywhere.

Country: Australia

Whilst every Australian state has some level of wine production, it is in South Australia and on the island of Tasmania where the finest wines are made to the highest quantities. Here, the scorching Australian sun is a little tamer, and the heat is tempered by brisk oceanic winds, making the climate of these regions ideal for vineyard cultivation. The Tamar Valley on Tasmania has been making waves internationally in recent years, as both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varietals are thriving there and resulting in hugely flavorful wines, which are at once distinctly Australian, yet remain unique and interesting enough to surprise and impress. Elsewhere in the country, the Syrah grape (known locally as Shiraz) reigns supreme, as the long, hot summers allow these grapes to ripen fully and lend their intensely fruit-forward character to the ruby red Australian wines, which have such international appeal.