I looove my Great Southern Rieslings which is why I was super excited to tuck into this kindly gifted sample bottle from Castle Rock Estate (thank you!).
It’s a 2021 Porongurup Skywalk Riesling which retails for approximately $20. Definitely food friendly and also cellar worthy.
In the glass it’s a hay like colour with plentiful lemon-lime citrus characteristics, notes of apricot, musk sticks and minerality. In the mouth it’s fresh, juicy and crisp. A fantastic aperitif wine and it’s also so Asian cuisine justice.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! — 21 days ago
Very enjoyable. Nose has vibrant, sappy dark cherry juice, a bit of sweet spice, and warm, crushed-rock infused minerality and a little teeny bit of cow pasture. Savory, with nice flavor concentration in the mouth, nice minerality and zingy acids at the tail end of the finish. Whispy tannins. So drinkable now, but will be better in 2-4. — 6 days ago
👃 Watermelon, cold peach, cold clementine peel, crushed rock.
👅 Under-ripe peach, cold raspberry, red currant, orange zest.
Lovely, been a while since we've grabbed this bottle, in a great spot, probably killer in 2-4Y, but I'll never know; one off purchase. — 13 days ago
It is time for a delicious Cabernet on this #FridayCabernetfix.
Dark ruby in color with a pretty reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, cooked raisins, cedar, figs, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, Mediterranean spices, coffee, light earth, eucalyptus and mint.
Full bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, cooked plums, oak, vanilla, raisins, eucalyptus, earth, tobacco leaf, herbs and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa Valley. This Single Vineyard is elegant, rich and fruit forward.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Peaked at 3 hours in the decanter.
This 9 year old is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.
I've had it over a year ago, and it is drinking even better now. Peaking now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next few years.
A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot and Petit verdot. Aged for 28 months in mostly new French Oak barrels. A tiny production of less than 5 barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$115. — a month ago
This is a bold, well-balanced pinot. Red cherry eithout being too acidic; hint of fireworks and wet volcanic rock (but not too much). $63, would drink again. — 3 days ago