90% Shiraz, 5% Malbec, 3% Marsanne & 2% Viognier
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Lifted aromas of cedar combine seamlessly with black pepper spice and subtle cloves, blue fruits, young berries and Damson plums to create a soft juicy palate. Lovely textural tannins produce an elegant cool climate Shiraz.
This wine was made from Shiraz, Malbec and a splash of Marsanne and Viognier grown on the family’s estate vineyard. A selection of fruit was harvested from the younger vines planted 2006 on a high ironstone rocky ridge and the original vines around the winery. The Isolation Ridge vineyard is managed under organic principals (certified organic 2010), a practice we feel is important for reflecting the uniqueness of the site."
91/100 Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast (2016 Vintage)
"This vintage of Frankland Estate's cool-climate Shiraz is powerful, youthful, complex and bright fruited. Ripe plums and cherries are laced with mocha, wild green herbs, dried tarragon and licorice. The mouthfeel is silky with plump juicy fruit and bags of spice, cinched tightly by fine mineral-smudged tannins. Drink now with decanter at hand until 2029 and possibly beyond."