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2020 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Syrah

Frankland River, WA

Savoury elegant, cool-climate Shiraz with a real stamp of quality.  Cracking wine.

HIGH SCORE

$52.00

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Long finish and very elegant. A gorgeous wine.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

About The Wine

The organically grown Isolation Ridge vineyard is considered the jewel in the crown for this leading producer of Frankland River.

The Shiraz it produces is a pure, soft style that speaks beautifully of its home. Cool climate Shiraz, with all the spice and floral top notes you could possibly ask for.

It's graceful, unforced and brimming with fresh pepper and herbs, and dark, violet fruit flavours. Wonderfully elegant yet concentrated. Cracking stuff for sure.

About Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate are one of the leading producers in the Frankland River region of WA. Family owned and operated since 1988, their major focus is on 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 cutting a mean wave through the industry and picking up a lot of recognition in the process.

The Frankland Estate Team
The Frankland Estate Team
Frankland River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Perfumed with hints of spice and white pepper, a complex nose reflecting depth and authenticity. An elegant medium bodied wine with a sweet core of fruit combined with subtle savoury complexity of spice and herb that integrate into the subtle French oak which sits comfortably with the savoury notes and fine-grained tannins. Length and depth of fruit profile in the wine will ensure very good aging.

Blend : Shiraz
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Co-Owner, Hunter Smith
Co-Owner, Hunter Smith
Frankland River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Spicy, perfumed, white flower and Turkish apricot, blackberry and liquorice. Medium-bodied, supple and ripe, with fine plum skin tannin and flavour, a little meatiness and gentle chew, Christmas cake and fragrance, fine emery board tannin and sweet black berries on a long finish. Svelte, yet rich. Very good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
The Real Review

"Very deep, bold red/purple colour, bright and youthful. The bouquet is fruit-sweet and deliciously appealing, sweetly jammy and there's possibly some whole-bunch character as well, stylishly intertwined. The palate is again seductively fruit-sweet and perfumed, with floral notes as well as red and blue fruits, the tannins supple and well balanced with the other components. It's already very approachable and supple, a delicious young, evidently cool-climate, shiraz. Long finish and very elegant. A gorgeous wine." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"2020 is going to go down as a brilliant year in WA – widespread good, like 2018 – but everyone will remember the firm and plentiful tannins and the fleshy fruit. These go hand in hand in almost every vineyard in the state, and it is so, here. This is very grownup. It has the slick and gloss of beautifully ripe fruit, but it also has the blood, gravel and rust that underpins all reds grown in Frankland River. While this has resolutely earned its 'syrah' moniker, it has enough savoury grunt and brooding hutzpah to accurately reflect the region, too. Bravo." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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