The front palate has great generosity of strawberry fruit characters. There is a silky texture and wonderful balance running through the mid palate, with the quality French oak adding subtle charry characters. The fine grained tannins and balanced acidity give a long, lingering finish. The light gaminess adds complexity, which will continue to develop with age.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
Light, bright crimson; confit plum aromas lead into a palate with abundant varietal fruit in a blood plum spectrum; a thoroughly impressive and beautifully made pinot in similar style to the excellent '09; the tannins do need to soften. Rating 95 - Drink by 2017 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Vibrant red colour.
The aromas from this wine show true Pinot Noir character. Strawberry and cherry fruits are backed by a complex creamy gaminess and light forest floor notes. There are also hints of spice and stalky characters, all combining to give the wonderful complex nose you would expect from good Pinot Noir.
The front palate shows the cherry and strawberry fruit characters.. There is a silky texture and wonderful balance running through the mid palate, with the quality French oak adding subtle charry characters. The tannins are some firm yet balanced, combining with a tight acid structure to give a long, lingering and powerful finish. The light gaminess adds complexity, which will continue to develop with age.
Try with lamb, chicken and mild Asian dishes.
Will continue to improve and develop complexity with age; cellar for 6 to 8 years.