Passionate admirer of fine Pinot Noir and Patriarch of Nepenthe, Dr Ed Tweddell, derived great pleasure from our Pinot. His untimely passing in 2005 cut short that enjoyment, but we continue his legacy with an unswerving commitment to making fine Pinot Noir in his name. Pinot noir is suited to high altitude (i.e. cool), low-vigour sites in the central Hills. All fruit is hand-picked and rapidly transported to the winery where fermentation occurs. After pressing the wine is allowed to settle for 24 hours, and then racked to French oak barrels with the balance made up of 1 to 2 year old barrels. Intensive barrel tasting and selection is undertaken to ensure only the best are selected for the Good Doctor.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
The best wine of vintage, matured for 10 months in French puncheons. Bigger, bolder and richer than its less expensive sibling, deserving (and needing) more time to relax and let light and shade give texture and air to the palate and finish.Rating 94 - James Halliday, 27 July 2015.
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep garnet red. The depth of colour is a reflection of the warm vintage conditions and a
hint of the power to come.
The nose is initially quite herbal, a hallmark of this variety. Dried herbs and mint are the flavours that arise first but upon looking deeper, raspberry and cherry flavours become apparent. Expect the herbal aromatics to develop in time into forest floor complexity.
The Pinnacle wines are always true expressions of their vintage and the 2012 Good Doctor is no exception. The palate is rich and powerful with bright herbal tones matched by delightful strawberry and black cherry characters. The wine has firm ripe tannins that will mellow over the next five years, building complexity and a soft mouth feel.
This wine will happily gather complexity and interest over 5–6 years in bottle
Duck, veal and quail.
Medals & Trophies
Gold - China Wine and Spirit Awards 2016