Frankland River gets the lion's share of Riesling kudos in the Great Southern, and for good reason: the wines are structural, powerful, austere and long-lived. However, Porongurup is my favorite subregion for this grape, because for all its delicacy and floweriness, it leaves a very precise regional stamp on the wines. They come across, as this 2022 Porongurup Riesling does, as soft, talc-y, floral and driven by lightly salty, citrus acidity. However, that coil of acid is far greater and more significant than is widely made of it, and it holds the wines in good stead over time. It manages to retain the white spring-flower character through different winemaking styles and vintages, and I just can't get enough. So, for this reason, I think this wine not only speaks of the subregion with clarity and poise, but it does so with tremendous class and elegance to boot. Outstanding value for money.95 pts - Ken Gargett (Wine Pilot)
The Porongurup sub-region of the Great Southern in Western Australia is a well-known Riesling hotspot and one which has enjoyed some really superb vintages of late – 2022 is no exception. Pale lemon in colour, we have intense aromas of florals, lavender, talc/bath salts and limes, all with a chalky, minerally background. Coiled power is evident, right through to the persistent finish. A fine line of vibrant acidity runs the length. This is built for a very long life, if you prefer your Rieslings with age. Ten to fifteen years should be a doddle.