Reviewer:

Gilbert Labour
16 May 2019

Castle Rock Estate [Porongurup WA], "A & W" Reserve Riesling 2017

This Reserve Riesling from winemaker Rob Diletti pays homage to his parents, Angelo & Wendy who founded Castle Rock vineyard in Porungurup [WA] where Rob grew up and honed his skills
This current 2017 "A & W" Reserve Riesling was hand-picked, whole-bunch fermented and with some lees contact.
This is reflected into a tightly-structured textural wine with talc characters, an austere steely fist of minerally floralness and wafts of jubey juiciness.
The fruit purity is well anchored in the lime / citrussy spectrum with appropriate supportive acid freshness
This superbly crafted Riesling, currently in its infant stage will, with proper cellaring, definitely blossom into a wine of aristocratic elegance and class
Price: $35
Wine Category: Riesling
Cellar: Now to 8 years
Winery Website: castlerockestate.com.au david@definewine.com.au
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