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! — 16 days ago
The 2018 Barde-Haut has a vibrant bouquet with blackberry, raspberry preserve, briary and crushed rock, very perfumed and pure. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit, fine acidity, white pepper and a touch of fennel combining beautifully. A little savoriness comes through on the finely proportioned finish. Excellent. Tasted at the Barde-Haut vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, June 2022)
— 10 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. — 17 hours 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. — 8 days ago