“The lucky number – My gambling number, Chinese lucky number, the ongoing eternity symbol and a snake in a knot – No.8 is the gamble.” Pinot is a hard variety to classify, with everyone having an opinion on what it should be – I can eliminate what it shouldn’t be but the rest is the gamble.”
- NSW - Orange
- New South Wales
92 Points & 4 Stars
"A high altitude take on the Bordeaux right bank varieties all ripened up nicely with plenty of fragrance intact; brambly ripe mulberry and blue fruits, cassis and meaty complexity in behind. The palate’s a modern, slickly structured affair, loads of bright plum and cassis flavour, finishing toasty, a fine tannin trail." Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009, Nick Stock (Australia), 2009
"Opens up as a pretty wine, with light, fresh red cherry and raspberry fruit flavours; does have good length and texture on the back palate and finish." James Halliday Wine Companion 2009, James Halliday (Australia), July 08
"...a deliciously soft wine with attractive fruit characteristics. " Sunday Life, Stuart MacGill (Australia), 26 Oct 08
Winery Tasting Notes
Light/medium bright brick red.
Fragrant fruit elegance. Sweet red fruit with raspberry, red berry and wild forest berries.
Full density of luxurious fruit weight with embracing tannins and length. From the vineyards volcanic soils the wine full of layered complexity.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal San Francisco Intertiol Wine Competition 2008 (USA), July 08