See Decanter experts' rating, tasting notes and drinking window for Frankland Estate 2012.
Isolation Ridge is rightfully Western Australia’s most famous Riesling, consistently the finest of Frankland Estate’s single-vineyard Riesling trilogy. The secret is the gravelly ironstone soils of this site, referred to locally as ‘coffee rock’, infusing the wine with an ironstone-like flintiness. Two generations of the Cullam family have been making wine in Frankland River since 1988, a long history for this part of the world. The family knows Riesling backwards, and has taken a leading role in Riesling education in Australia, hosting its biannual International Riesling Tasting around the country.
Sarah Ahmed Kerosene and salted limes on the nose and palate; very aromatic. Bone-dry, firm and mineral with dogged acidity, which carries a long, well-focused pithy grapefruit, salted lime and mineral finish. Just starting to show a lick of honey.
Justin Knock MW Bang on! Citrus intensity on the nose, developing notes of baked lemons and a hint of lemon curd, and then a most vital palate with beautiful, bright laser-like acidity. Really fresh and long.
Anthony Rose Intense, smoky and lime-like aromatics, refreshing spritz on the tongue and focused, mouthwatering tropical and citrus fruits supported by medium-bodied alcohol, finishing with an appetisingly dry tang.
Price: £19.45-£22.50 Berry Bros & Rudd, Fine & Rare, Vin Cognito