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.
A light and pale colour with green hues. The bouquet is Intense lime juice backed by a delicate fragrance of orange blossom and lavender giving a bouquet that is zesty and fresh, yet also of great depth. The palate is the tightly wound structure that is enveloped by beautiful rich lime juice fruit characters. This fruit richness provides the generosity and succulence that is so appealing as a young wine. The core of natural acidity creates that great structure, finesse and length for the wine. The balance between the fruit generosity and tight acid structure is the hallmark of Castle Rock Rieslings. Lively, crisp and with an attractive delicacy now, this wine will blossom with age for at least fifteen years.
Draws on six estate blocks; 100% free-run juice. The perfumed apple and lime blossom bouquet doesn’t prepare you for the searing intensity of the slatey acidity and lemon zest palate. This is purity on a grand scale. Screwcap; Drink to: 2041; Price: $26.00; Alcohol: 11%; Rating: 97 Points; James Halliday; The Weekend Australian Magazine August 2021
The Porongurup Range is a low slung granite mountain range that gives its name to the local wine region. It also seems to give the best regional wines a very specific character – a stoniness or minerality that help to create some of the best rieslings anywhere in the country, including this one. A dry, fresh, spicy and citrus flavoured palate with good impact and again that stony element really lifting it into the stratosphere. Balance is good and the finish long, all of which is very promising for enjoyment over the next decade, although it could do with a couple of years to find its feet. Rating: 95 Points; Wine Pilot
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