Castle-Rock-Estate Winery

Castle Rock Estate is located on the northeast face of the Porongurup mountain range 40 km north east of Albany and 30 km southeast of Mt. Barker. Along with its unique culture of wineries, crafts and accommodation, the Porongurups National Park provides a natural scenic beauty. To allow appreciation of this beauty, many bushwalks have been created throughout the park with varying degrees of difficulty.
 
The bush track to Castle Rock, from which the winery gets its namesake, is a pleasant 1.5 to 2 hr walk. The vista from Castle Rock encompasses the Stirlings Ranges, Mount Gardiner and Mounts Adelaide and Clarence with views of King George Sound on clear days. Other walks include Devils Slide and Nancy's Peak.
 
The Porongurups are also well known for their diverse range of flora. Karri trees can be found in the high altitudes of the ranges. This is the furthest eastern occurrence of Karri trees, most of which are found in Walpole. During spring the porongurups are covered in vibrant splashes of colour with Wattles, Southern Cross, Hoveas and 20 species of Orchids.
 
Castle Rock Estate has a clear view of the Stirling Ranges across the vineyard from the cellar. The view can be enjoyed while tasting the selection of wines and/or during a packed picnic 
 
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Castle Rock Estate Cabernet Merlot 2008

Colour: Dark red colour.   Nose: A distinctly cool climate cabernet nose showing tobacco leaf and cassis fruits, enhanced by cedary French oak and some dusty cigar-box characters.   Palate: A balanced and well weighted wine showing berry fruits and tobacco leaf characters on the front palate. The mid palate has richness and weight and is backed  .....

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Castle Rock Estate Diletti Chardonnay 2010


96 Points Wine Companion

Appearance: Straw coloured with green hues.   Nose: Complex nose showing white stone fruits, mealy characters, grilled nuts and underlying hints of quality French Oak.   Palate: That lovely complexity also dominates the palate. The front is rich with ripe stone-fruits, which is backed by the mealy natural ferment characters. The mid palate has wonderful texture and great balanc .....

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Castle Rock Estate Pinot Noir 2013

Colour: Mid red colour, with great depth.   Bouquet: This wine screams “Pinot” from the very outset. The dark cherries and strawberry fruits are complemented beautifully by spice, liquorice, and creamy Pinot complexity. There are hints of stalks and some charry barrel ferment characters all combining to give the wonderful complex nose you would expect from good Pinot Noir. .....

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Castle Rock Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013


91 Points James Halliday

"Estate-grown; deliberate retention of some solids (cloudy juice) in fermentation has resulted in the extra texture and mouthfeel sought by Rob Diletti, albeit at the cost of suppressing varietal character." 91 Points James Halliday Wine Companion REVUES ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES Castle Rock Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Appearance: Pale straw colour.   Nose: A very lift .....

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Castle Rock Estate Shiraz 2009

Colour: Deep red colour.    Bouquet: A classic cool-climate Shiraz nose which shows plum fruit, spice and black pepper characters. There is some subtle complexity and quality French oak characters of char and cedar.   Palate: A rich and generous front palate fills the mouth with plum fruits while the pepper and spice notes keep it interesting. The wine has great poise and .....

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Castle Rock Porongurup Riesling 2014


96 Points James Halliday

"Quartz-white; opens demurely, but by the time you begin to think the only thing the wine needs is a few years in the cellar, it starts tapping insistantly on your taste buds, the finish building focus and intensity courtesy of lemon and mineral acidity, the aftertaste providing a reprise." 96 Points James Halliday, Top 100  

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