Made with fruit sourced from some of the oldest vines (over 25 years old) the Reserve Pinot Noir showcases Pinot Noir's layers and complexity coupled with elegance and richness of flavour.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Made from 6 vineyards in the Merricks, Main Ridge and Red Hill districts; destemmed and open-fermented in small pots, kept as separate lots for 9 months in French oak (25% new), then a further 5 months as a blend. Shares the brilliant clarity of colour of each of its siblings, with a fractionally deeper hue than that of Windmill; the perfumed, flower and spice bouquet leads into an intricately detailed palate, alive with red fruits, stretching from the fore-palate through to the finish and aftertaste in an unbroken stream. Rating 96 - Drink by 2025 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Very attractive bright floral notes with some earthy autumnal characters adding a nice hint of seductive complexity.
The fruit profile is bright, with cranberries, pomegranate, and an assortment of riper red berries. With time in the bottle a sweeter mid- palate has emerged, with some lovely firm tannins providing direction and support to a very persistent palate. A wine very much in the elegant spectrum of Pinot Noir, highlighting the delicacy that this variety is capable of in cooler climates.