This wine screams “Pinot” from the very outset. There are hints of stalks and some charry barrel ferment characters all combining to give the wonderful complex nose you would expect from good Pinot Noir.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
From 27yo estate vines yielding 3.7t/ha; 8% was separately whole bunch fermented, then back-blended with the remainder after it had completed fermentation in French oak (35% new), plus 3 months on full lees. Striking crimson-purple; the wine cries out for a minimum of three years in bottle as the savoury plum fruit yields up the spice and violets locked in its tight embrace. Will have a long and distinguished future. James Halliday, Rating 94, 27th July 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Mid red colour, with great depth.
The dark cherries and strawberry fruits are complemented beautifully by spice, liquorice, and creamy Pinot complexity. There are hints of stalks and some charry barrel ferment characters all combining to give the wonderful complex nose you would expect from good Pinot Noir.
The entry to the front palate is generous and rich, with the dark 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 notes. The tannins are fine and 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.
Perfect with duck but also try with lamb, chicken and mild Asian dishes.