2013 Frankland Estate Netley Road Vineyard Riesling

imageFrom vines planted in 1968 according to the bottle and 1966 according to the website. Apparently recently renamed Justin’s Vineyard in honour of founder John Justice Roche. I wonder if the Netley Road moniker will be dropped come future vintages.

Lime, fennel, green apple skins and a hint of bergamot tea. Appealing flavours and aromas. Softer, glycerol body – not the stereotypical steeliness of the Great Southern. Presents with a sense of width. I’m not totally convinced by the way it plays out on the palate. It feels a little ill-defined, balled up and indiscrete. 90

Region: Great Southern
Alcohol: 12.3%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $30
Tasted: July 2014


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