Frankland Estate is a superb family-run winery founded in 1988 by Judi Cullam and Barrie Smith. Located 30 miles from the coast, the estate takes its name from the Frankland River sub-region of Western Australia, one of the most isolated grape growing areas in the country.
Made in a Northern Rhône style, young vintages of Isolation Ridge are now labelled as Syrah. Organic viticulture, along with shallow open-topped fermenters and ageing in large puncheons and foudres, help retain the freshness of these wonderful wines.
James Suckling 92/100
Very expressive, summer-berry aromas make a bright impression, with spicy complexity also in the mix. The palate has a supple and sleek feel with fine-grained tannins carrying red-toned berry flavours. Some cocoa to close. Drink or hold
The Real Review 93/100
Fresh aromas of red fruits, pepper and mixed spices, fragrant and stylish, the palate elegantly weighted and proportioned, with firm
tannins bringing up the rear. Very approachable already. Drink 2021 – 2033