Castle Rock Estate Riesling 2022


Rob Diletti continues to make excellent wines over in the far West and none better than his Rieslings. This is from the Porongurup sub-region and is an exquisite example of what those distant vineyards can offer. Pale straw in colour, we have a pristine nose with citrus and limes plus a hint of grapefruit pith, florals and river stone notes, with a taut minerally backing. Balance, poise, focus, intensity, persistence and serious length with a fine line of acidity running the full length. Brilliant stuff. A wine which will provide as much pleasure today as it will in ten to twelve years, though it has everything in place to go for much longer. If this doesn’t thrill you then it is time you gave up on Riesling.