PLAN B ‘Dr.’ Riesling, Frankland River
Plan B’s winemaker is Bill Crappsley, who has racked up more than 50 vintages in a career spanning almost 50 years. He has made wine all over Australia, and some of them have won major trophies. Grapes for this wine were hand-picked at night at the Powderbark vineyard in the Frankland River region of Western Australia. Only the clear, free-run juice was retained and vinified at cool temperatures to capture pristine varietal flavours and aromas.
The wine was allowed to settled after fermentation and was bottled unfined to retain freshness. Typically, the Dr. Riesling shows vibrant aromatics of lemon and lime blossom, with talc and minerality. The palate is generous showing great persistence of soft citrus and textural weight leading a long and structured finish of line and length without undue austerity.
Has that instantaneous impact of Frankland River, a wave of citrus, a flick of passionfruit, and then the minerally acidity that races along the palate to the finish, mandating another glass…
94 points, Wine Companion (March 2019)
Light, bright colour with a mineral, reduction and sulfide bouquet which is interest-loaded. A trace of shaved almond. The palate is refined and crisp, mineral and almond-like, with refinement and subtlety, as well as line and length. A fine wine.
91 points, The Real Review (March 2019)