Terrific vintage for Pinot in the Yarra Valley.Forest berries, spice, a touch of earth and vanilla perfume. It’s ripe and sweetly fruited with a lovely set of powder fine silky tannin, but shows a little too much warmth through the finish. Seductive style of wine that’s going to hit the P spot of many a drinker. May have a trick up its sleeve with a little more bottle age, but pretty much good to go. “ Gary Walsh. The Winefront.
“A single-vineyard pinot from a strong vintage in the Yarra Valley with sweet, juicy fruit to the fore: dusty beetroot, black tea, stewed cherries. Warm in the mouth with a generous, fine tannin smoothness.” Epicure. The Age.
“When they established the vineyard, the owners paid great attention to matching grape varieties to soil types and microclimates – successfully, judging by this wine. There’s a floral high note over the ripe, cherry-like varietal aroma. The cherry character follows through on a ripe, juicy palate, with earthy savoury undertones and firm but velvety tannins.” Canberra Times, Chris Shanahan. ‘Wine of the Week’
Strong, clear red-purple; estate-grown MV6, 113 and 114 clone grapes have come together in a top vintage to provide a pinot that has both depth and length to its display of dark plum and cherry fruit, French oak having its say, as do fine tannins - all in tune with each other. Rating:94 Drink By:2017 Price:$30.00 Date Tasted:08 Dec 2011Alcohol:13.9%. James Halliday