Castle Rock Estate is nestled on the eastern slopes of the Porongurup mountain range and is named after a prominent nearby landmark. The vineyard has a cool and elevated northerly aspect, resulting in intensely flavoured wines.
This is 100% estate grown and vintaged. The aroma, quintessentially Pinot Noir, is of complex cherries and strawberries. It has a lively, balanced, rich palate. The French oak, fine tannin structures give the wine a long fine finish and after taste. With appropriate cellaring this wine will develop wonderful complexity.
Good retention of hue and depth. This is one of the best pinot noirs from Castle Rock ('11, '12 and '14 were also 96 points). The bouquet and palate seamlessly interact, each with red cherry, wild strawberries, mirror-smooth but important tannins and totally integrated oak. Can't be climate change, but could easily - indeed most likely - be greater vine maturity. Drink to: 2030; Price: $38.00; Date Tasted: Sept 2018; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
Trophy (& Gold Medal) Best Pinot - Wine Show of Western Australia 2018
You have to hand it to them. This is very good. It doesn't have a lot of treble but its bass notes are complex and alluring. Spice, undergrowth, floral herbs, stems and churns of dark, macerated berries. Tannin adds presence as well as shape; the finish is convincing. Very nicely done. Price : $38; Drink : 2020 - 2025+; Rated : 92+ Points; Campbell Mattinson; Wine Front
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