2021 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Mourvedre
  • 94
  • Organic

2021 Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Mourvedre

Frankland River, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA
$51. 99
$623.88 Dozen
ABV: 14.2%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews....
Amazing wine. Incredibly distinctive. It’s bloody, meaty, dark-chocolate-y, ripped with blueberry and ironstone and (very) dry and gamey through the finish. One sip/smell of this and you know that you’re in a different world. It’s reductive too; positively. Thanks to all this personality this wine will be polarising but for me, it’s a joyous ride.
(As an aside, and not part of the review by way of the fact that it’s a stupid thing to say, I would add: This is one of the most European wines to ever come out of Australia.)
94 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

Since being planted in 2005, Mourvèdre has evolved with maturing vines to the point it is now ready to go under the Isolation Ridge label in its own right. It’s a variety that I really do like, especially from Frankland River where some very smart examples are starting to emerge. This is certainly one of those. Captures the savoury and slightly dried herb characters of this variety with a regional ironstone ferrous influence. It’s medium boded and beautifully weighted with fine sinewy tannins and well managed oak harmonising perfectly. Beautiful.
96 Points
Ray Jordan - Wine Pilot

Notes from Winery....
Vibrant, translucent ruby in colour. The nose has notes of rose petals, musk and lavender with cranberry, redcurrant, morello cherry, pastrami, sweet spices and terracotta. Though complex, the nose presents as pretty and compact with underlying stoniness, which precisely mimics the first impression in the mouth. There’s small red-berry brightness to the medium-bodied palate, and gradually those charcuterie and dry-earth notes emerge with iodine and graphite. Musky, petally perfumes waft over terracotta on a pin-point finish with powdery tannins. An understated wine with real intrigue.
Hunter Smith - Frankland Estate