With quite an even and bright sense of ripeness on the nose, this has a decent hint of oak toast and savoury spice, with a lively plum and purple-red-berry fragrance. Acid leads the palate in, and there's a neat and even distribution of tannin throughout. The oak toast pokes through and delivers some sweet, hard spice flavours - nice length and balance here. Finishes with bright, cola-like flavour. Good wine. 93 points and 2 goblets. The Age and Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide 2011 (Nick Stock)
Matured for 11 months in French oak, 20% new, the 2009 Pinot Noir provides a medium ruby-purple color and intense aromas of black cherry and black raspberry with some floral/wilted roses and lavender nuances plus whiffs of forest floor and black truffles. There’s stunning purity and nervy intensity on the palate with a high level of racy acidity cutting through the rich, medium to full bodied fruit and textured by a medium to firm level of finely grained tannins. The finish is long. Approachable as it may be, give this wine another year in bottle and enjoy it 2012 to 2016+. Rating 92 -eRobertParker.com #191, Oct 2010
Very attractive Pinot Noir with bright flavours that include red cherry, floral, spice and thyme. Supple, attractive Pinot Noir - beautifully weighted, elegant yet not short of power. 94 points, 5 stars Bob Campbell MW, Bob’s Wine Reviews.com Oct 2010.
More oak weighs in here, quite assertive, sitting across ripe plum fruits and earthy complexity. The palate’s rich and sturdy, quite solid and fleshy with dark cherry and juicy cola-like flavour. Oak adds a chewy edge to the finish. Best given some time.Nick Stock, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Feb/Mar 2011.