These single vineyard Riesling from Rob Dilleti are so good. Spicy lemon zest on the nose with a little floral note. The palate has a fine delicacy but with intensity and drive. Light bath salts and lemon blossom with a fine acidity. It’s all brought together most beautifully with a precise delivery and excellent mouth feel.
Incredible concentration of cherry and light raspberry and strawberry confectionary characters on the noses with a liberal hit of spices. The palate displays some subtle fruit characters with fine firm tannins and a dash of oak. An impressive pinot noir with power and intensity, but with poise and elegance. A classy wine from a guy who knows how to make this stuff rather well.
Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Riesling 2015 ($25)
Opens on the nose with an incredible wave of lime fruit characters. The palate is intensely fruit driven with a soft delicate acid in support. It’s slightly spicy with a lip-smacking crispness that sustains a long finish. Never misses. Bone dry finish.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 6 years
Castle Rock Estate pinot noir 2014 ($36)
Oh boy, Rob Dilleti knows how to make pinot noir. This is another cracking good wine from him. South cherry and smoky savoury oak, with traces of plum and damp foresty characters. The palate shows some delicious raspberry and cherry tones with firmish tannins and fine grained oak. There is a steely thread which is pure pinot holding the lines through to the finish. Exceptional wine.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years
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