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2018 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling

Frankland River, WA

One of Australia's most elite Riesling wines.

$40.00

About

About The Wine

If you're a fan of Australian Riesling, then Frankland Estate's Isolation Ridge release just has to be in your cellar.

Sitting alongside the Poison Hill Riesling, this wine really paints the picture of what winemaker Hunter Smith and the Frankland Estate team believe Great Southern Riesling should look (and taste) like.

These are organically grown, single vineyard wines of startling purity and intensity. Absolutely top of the Riesling tree in Aus. Hunter looks for more generosity in this wine on release, allowing a touch of residual sugar to act as a counter point to the searing acidity Isolation Ridge shows in its youth. This is a triumphant wine and truly one of the country's premier Rieslings. Try it while you can!

About Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate are one of the leading producers in the Frankland River region. Family owned and operated since 1988, their major focus on their certified organically grown fruit that reflects its terroir rather than the hand of the winemaker.

Their cool climate Rieslings are regarded as some of the best in the region and the country with several single vineyard releases that could be a contender for Australia's Best Riesling.

Frankland Estate is a cutting a mean wave through the industry and picking up a lot of recognition in the process.

Frankland Estate winemaker, Hunter Smith
Frankland Estate winemaker, Hunter Smith
Frankland River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Riesling wines from the Frankland River region are renowned for their intense varietal flavours and crisp fresh acidity. The Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling is consistently ranked among the best in Australia and has won widespread critical acclaim.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Such tension and energy here, and it feels kind of ‘Germanic’ in its intensity and drive. Wooly jumper/smoke, green apple, lime, crushed fennel and dried flowers. It’s dry, flinty and very crunchy, the bite of Granny Smith apple, with a lavender perfume, intense acidity, and chalky feel marks it out as a compelling wine. And the length. It’s sure to age beautifully." Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

96Points
The Real Review

#1 of 45 2018 Riesling from Great Southern - "This outstanding wine is lovely now and the track-record shows it will age superbly. Delightful aromas of myriad flowers and fresh herbs; frangipani, assorted citrus fruits. It’s very intense and bright in the mouth, with vibrant fruit and acidity combining seamlessly. Expressive, refined, tautly focused." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

”The inference is that the wine is machine-harvested, no shame about this, the must pressed quickly on arrival at the winery. This is a lovely young wine, with enough showing to entice you to open a bottle forthwith. Lemon/lime citrus flavours are spread out on a network of lively acidity that provides the length for the palate to dream on." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

96Points
James Suckling

"OMG. Incredible complexity on the nose with crushed-stone, slate and lemon character. Some nutmeg and white pepper, too. Full-bodied with a crunchy and creamy palate that highlights the bitter-lemon and mineral flavors. Very, very long. Organic wine. Drink now." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $99 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $99 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Holiday Season Delivery Information: Our warehouse is working overtime to get all orders dispatched same or next day (12pm cut-off each day). However, no mater how fast we are, in the last few weeks before Christmas the national delivery network is under a lot of strain and we tend to notice delivery times increase. Please keep this in mind when ordering. For last minute Christmas wine where speed is absolutely critical, we recommend picking up directly from our warehouse.

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout. **Not Applicable During Major Sales Events**/Clearances

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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