Frankland Estate Riesling Poison Hill 2014 750ml
SKU 779826

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 most of Australia consists of arid deserts and dense bushland, the oceanic coasts to the south of the country have a terrain and climate ideal for vine cultivation and wine production. It took several decades of failed attempts at the end of the 18th century in order to produce vines of a decent enough quality for making wine, but since those first false starts, the Australian wine industry has continued to grow and grow. Today, wine production makes up for a considerable part of the Australian economy, with exports in recent years reaching unprecedented levels and even overtaking France for the first time ever. Whilst the greatest successes in regards to quality have been the result of the Syrah grape varietal (known locally as Shiraz), Australia utilizes several Old World grapes, and has had fantastic results from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay and more. As the Australian passion for locally produced wine continues to develop, wineries have begun experimenting with a wider range of grape varietals, meaning that nowadays it isn't uncommon to find high quality Australian wines made from Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Viognier, amongst many others.