Red plum colour with a brooding nose of plums, baking spices, Christmas pudding and earthy truffles. A powerful, savoury palate of soft dry tannins are beautifully integrated with rich plum and raisin fruit flavours. Lingering floral, fruit and savoury oak notes are beautifully balanced in its long mouthfeel.
Hand-sorted at the winery before a long natural cold soak and wild fermentation. 30 days maceration before a gentle press to a mix of new and old French oak barrels, 30% new. Aged for 16 months before blending and bottling on site.
REVIEWS & ACCOLADES
94 Points - Bob Campbell (MW)
Sleek, concentrated pinot noir with plum, dark cherry, anise, spice, a hint of fresh herb and toasted oak flavours. A vibrant, high energy wine that can be appreciated now but has promising potential.
93/100 - Sam Kim of Wine Orbit
This is beautifully fruited and deeply savoury on the nose showing spiced cherry, plum, smoked game, nutmeg and truffle aromas, leading to a succulent palate that is rounded and supple. The wine delivers excellent fruit weight and intensity, while remaining elegant, and finishes superbly long and delicately dry. A lovely combination of fruit richness and savoury complexity. At its best: now to 2020.
17.5/20 Raymond Chan
Dark, deep red colour with some depth and some garnet hues, lighter on the rim. This has a full, broad bouquet with well-packed aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruit with a complex amalgam of dark-red florals, dried herbs and earth, unfolding spice elements. This has aromatic penetration and density. This is a mouth-filling, complex flavoured Pinot Noir with savoury dark-red fruits, earth and dried herb notes on a well-structured palate.