Frankland Estate ‘Rocky Gully’ Riesling 2012

Posted: January 8, 2013 in Australia
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Frankland Estate ‘Rocky Gully’ Riesling 2012

Vintage: 2012

Style: Dry white

Country: Australia

Region: Frankland River, WA

 

Overview:       Short and sweet this week, the blog that is, not the wine.

The Frankland River in Western Australia has been overshadowed by the better known Riesling regions such as the Eden and Clare Valleys. However, you only need to look at wines like this one to see that the Frankland River deserves to be recognized as a great Australian Riesling region. This wine is typically elegant, dry with subtle fruit and minerality. Criminal at this price.

It’s not just about the Valleys.

 

Tasting note: Elegant nose, aromas of Granny Smith apples and talc. All the usual characters on the palate, typical Riesling flavours of lime juice, sherbet and stone-like minerality. Bone dry with great length and fruit purity.

 

Final Say: A guaranteed winner to stave off spontaneous combustion in this heat. $13-$18 a bottle. Great for seafood, light chicken dishes or just on its own.

 

Score: 17.5 out of 20

 

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