Frankland Estate Riesling Poison Hill 2014 750ml
SKU 779826

Frankland Estate Riesling Poison Hill 2014

Frankland Estate - Frankland - Australia

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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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Winery: Frankland Estate

Varietal: Riesling

The pale skinned fruits of the Riesling grapevine have been grown in and around Germany's Rhine Valley for centuries, and contributed much to the country's wine culture. Today, Riesling grapes are grown and processed in several countries around the world, where they are prized for their ability to grow well in colder climates, and their unique flavors and characteristics. Riesling grapes produce an impressive array of wines, including fine semi sweet and dessert wines, to excellent dry white wines and sparkling varieties, all which allow the grape to shine through as a premier example of an excellent white wine varietal. One of the things which makes Riesling such a special grape is the fact that it is highly 'terroir expressive', meaning that the features of the land it is grown on can come across well in the flavors and aromas in the wine. As such, it isn't unusual to find flavors of white stone, or smoky ash-like notes in a fine Riesling alongside the more usual orchard fruit flavors more commonly associated with good white wines.

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.