Castle Rock Riesling 2023


Put pricing aside for a moment, the team at Castle Rock have been making this Riesling since 1986 and they consider it their flagship. It is made with a blend from fruit off all of their blocks, with only free run juice used (that is, for those interested, the first 450 litres from every tonne pressed). A cool ferment in stainless steel with inoculated yeasts. A pale yellow hue here; this is a stony, even slightly smoky Riesling. We have notes of limes, grapefruits and spices. There is endless lemon on the palate too with juicy acidity, fine balance, and a very long finish. This is a cracking Riesling; cellar for ten years without hesitation.