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.
Fantastically delicious. There’s my phrase for the day. So (woodsy) spicy, so textural, so persistent. It’s more-ish but it stands tall on pure traditional quality terms as well. Gorgeous tannin structure and length. An absolute buy recommendation on this one. Tasted: Feb 2020; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $38; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2028+; Rated: 95 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
I wondered what Rob Diletti would do with pinot in this great vintage. I can now report, he’s turned it into one of the finest pinots he’s yet made. This is power and finesse rolled into that glorious thing that is pinot noir. Has a mix of primary strawberry aromas with a slightly meaty, savoury combination. Then into the palate, the strength of the tannins becomes evident, while the oak cuddles the sumptuous fruit. This is a serious statement about pinot noir. Make sure you decant first. Rating: 97 Points; Ray Jordan; The Weekend West
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