Castelli Estate Porongurup Riesling 2018


This is a museum release and while it does exhibit some development, it certainly has a long way to go. The team describe the 2018 vintage as being as close to perfection as Western Australia has ever seen. There was some pre-pressing maceration, the intent being to enhance texture and complexity with only free run juice used. Even at this age, it is still a very pale straw colour with flecks of green. Florals, minerals, hints of honeysuckle and spices. Orange and a hint of nectarines with fine acidity, the intensity here carries for the full length. Very long on the finish, this is a powerful, young Riesling that surely has 15 to 20 years ahead of it.