2023 Castle Rock Estate Riesling

Highly Rated
As pure and pristine as Australian Riesling can be, with lots of floral aromatics and a thrilling mineral finish.

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Sale price$30.00
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In stock, ready to ship, only 3 units left

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Description

Castle Rock is way down in the bottom-left corner of Australia in the Porongurup Ranges of the Great Southern. It's a cool environment, perfect for cool cleansing Rieslings with heaps of flavour.

They may make Australia's best value white wine, let alone Riesling. As fresh as freshly-picked flowers from the garden, it's a wine with crunchy acidity but beautifully balanced and smooth, even in its youth.

For delicacy and grace in white wine, this can't be beaten for the price.

97 points
"The product of a cool, late vintage – just what the doctor ordered. It's already filling the bouquet with heady flourishes of limes that move into top gear on a long, layered magic carpet of citrus, all sorts."
- James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

97 points
"A flagship wine for the brand which they have been making since 1986. So it’s no surprise they have absolutely NAILED it once again... Drink now and bask in the splendour of superb Porongurup, because it’s SO hot right now."
- Shanteh Wale (Wine Pilot)
97 points
"Oh my. One sniff confirmed by the taste shows why this is regarded as one of the great vintages for riesling and why Rob Diletti is regarded as one of our great winemakers... That crunchy wet pebbly mouth feel is simply a joy."
- Ray Jordan

This is our flagship wine that captures the pure fruit expression of our unique site along the Porongurup Range. It is a blend of the 6 Riesling blocks planted on our site, each with their own unique flavour profiles that contribute to the wines’ overall layered complexity. The wine consists of 100% free run juice, creating elegance and finesse due to the minimal phenolic pick-up from the skins during pressing. It is fermented cool in stainless steel tanks with minimal winemaking influence to highlight the fruit definition and quality attained in the vineyard.


A short maturation time before bottling ensures that the freshness of our Rieslings is captured in bottling for immediate enjoyment. This creates a Riesling with a clean acid structure, elegant palate and fresh flavours of citrus and florals. Fine and delicate as a young wine, yet will age gracefully for 20+ years.

97 points - "The product of a cool, late vintage – just what the doctor ordered. It's already filling the bouquet with heady flourishes of limes that move into top gear on a long, layered magic carpet of citrus, all sorts. The back label says 'Since its inception in 1986 this wine has been the flagship of our rieslings.'" - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

97 points - "A flagship wine for the brand which they have been making since 1986. So it’s no surprise they have absolutely NAILED it once again. It’s almost like what freshly bathed baby skin smells like, pure and immaculate. Apple blossoms, white nectarine and lychee. Greengage plums, lime pith and quartz. Slippery and nimble on the palate the wine is delicate but mighty in its long flavour length and grip. Gorgeous in its reflective tones and elegant style – drink now and will cellar upwards of 8 years. I’d love to see this served with burrata, tomatillos and smoked salt. Drink now and bask in the splendour of superb Porongurup, because it’s SO hot right now." - Shanteh Wale (Wine Pilot)

97 points - "Oh my. One sniff confirmed by the taste shows why this is regarded as one of the great vintages for riesling and why Rob Diletti is regarded as one of our great winemakers. Steely, spicy and lemony with a tense slaty edge. The palate is deeply intense, bursting with beautiful aromatic varietal riesling. That crunchy wet pebbly mouth feel is simply a joy." - Ray Jordan

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