One of the hidden Gems of the upper reaches of the Yarra Valley, this is a pinot noir of deceptive longevity and understated beauty.Gentle red cherry fruits, rose petal, forest floor, dried herbs and hints ofanise waft through a delicate bouquet. The palate runs on a line of vibrant,natural acidity, drawn out by subtle oak and finely poised tannins. Allure triumphs over impact. Drinking: Tyson Stelzer
I don’t quite know how they make their pinot noir so good at Gembrook Hill (apart from having a great, mature site and a couple of guns holding the levers) but whatever they do, I hope they keep doing it.This wine is all about freshness right now but it’s one of those wines, special and unusual as they are, where you can just feel the complexity waiting to be unleashed. I more or less don’t buy wines in dozens any more but I bought a dozen of the 2008 and I will be loading up on this 2010. Undergrowth, sour cherry, sweet fragrant stalks, lots of mouth perfume and lots of tannin.Length. It’s (very) light in colour and high in acid, but it’s a wine that knows what it’s about. Accordingly, in the lighter, tarter style, it is quite brilliant. 95/100. 2016-2022+. Rated :95 Points Alcohol : 13.5% Price : $55 Closure : Diam Drink : 2016 – 2022. CampbellMattinson. The Winefront.